Stanley, located at the southernmost part of Hong Kong Island, used to be a small fishing village. Now it has grown into a must-see scenic spot in Hong Kong.

Stanley, once the stronghold of British army and the administration center of Hong Kong Island, is now a renowned tourist attraction with both historic interest and scenic beauty. Here also live many foreigners and rich Hong Kong merchants.

It features its unique atmosphere that combines an antique flavor and eastern and western cultures. Sunlight, seabeach, distinctive architecture and various shopping and food opportunities make it a good place for sightseeing. Stanley not only attracts tourists but also local people to shop here. It’s easy for you to find that one special gift for your friends and family here. Shops here offer silk garments, sports clothes, jeans, traditional Chinese dresses, souvenirs, antiques, and Chinese arts and crafts, etc. Besides, many beachfront cafes and restaurants provide a relaxing time after a nice stroll along the beach.

What to See/Do: Stanley Main Beach: Stanley Main Beach refers to the part of Stanley with the beach. The beach is gorgeous with gold sands, blue sky and clear sea water, and is a good place for a wonderful sunbath at noon. Many also prefer a romantic stroll on the beach at dusk. During Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races make here more lively.
Tin Hau Temple: This temple is located on Stanley Main Street and has been built for more than 600 years. It is built for worshipping the Goddess of the Sea. Local fishermen used to pray for safe sailings here before they went out fishing. Some tourists still come here to pray for the safety of their family.
Stanley Market: It is a must-go place when traveling to Stanley. There you will see various stands and shops selling traditional handicrafts including antiques, rattan articles, paintings and calligraphy works, silk garments and cloth. It is absolutely a nice place to buy souvenirs.
Murray House: Murray House was first built in 1844 in Central as a British military camp and was moved and rebuilt in Stanley in 1990. In 1999, it was finally opened to the public. Now it is a three-storied building with some fine restaurants and a mini museum introducing its history.
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Admission: Free
Address: Stanley Peninsula, south part of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China.
Opening time: It is open all day. Stanley Market opens from 10:30 to 18:30.
Public transport: Take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 and get off at Stanley Square (Chizhu Guangchang) station;
Take bus 73 at Hong Kong Ocean Park;
Take bus 973 at Tsim Sha Tsui East Bus Terminal;
Take bus 63 or 65 at North Point Ferry Pier Bus Terminal.


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