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Stanley Market




  • Stanley Market (HKJC, Traditional Chinese: 香港賽馬會) a large open-air marketplace, has become well known for its bargains in clothing - particularly silk garments and traditional Chinese dress - as well as toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs, and Chinese arts and crafts. It is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. People are drawn here by the cheap goods that would usually fetch a much higher price elsewhere. In addition to several Chinese restaurants and Dai pai dongs, Stanley Market now also boasts its own small Hagen-Dazs shop and most recently a branch of the Dymocks Booksellers

  • Other places in Stanley:

  • Stanley Main Street Stanley is renowned for its many bars and restaurants on its waterfront along Stanley Main Street where visitors can enjoy a variety of different foods (including French, Italian, American, Indian and Thai) or relax with a beer and soak up the friendly atmosphere in one of its bars, such as the Smugglers Inn - an English styled pub that's very popular with both tourists and expats.
    To the west of Stanley Main Street, past the amphitheatre in Stanley Plaza is the Tin Hau Temple (Temple of the Queen of Heaven). Built by Cheung Po Tsai in 1767, it is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong.
  • Stanley Prison Stanley Prison is still operational and houses the most hardened of criminals from the Hong Kong Justice System. There is a Correctional Services Museum at the entrance to the prison.
  • Stanley's beaches Stanley is famous for its two beaches: Stanley Main Beach, located on the eastern side of the peninsular, and St. Stephen's Beach, on the western side. Both beaches are sandy and have areas designed for barbecues. Like many beaches in Hong Kong, they also have netted perimeters to protect swimmers from sharks.
    The larger of the two beaches - Stanley Main Beach, which is also popular with windsurfers, hosts the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships each year in June to celebrate the Tuen Ng Festival
  • Murray House Murray HouseOnce a government building in Central, it was dismantled in 1982 to make way for new buildings. The facade was stored in a warehouse after the building was dismantled, and the facade was rebuilt in Stanley in 1998. It was open to the public in 1999. It houses several restaurants and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (see below). When it was rebuilt, the ink used to label the pieces had washed off, and when they had finished constructing the building, they had six columns left over. These columns now stand outside the building.
    Currently the bottom floor of Murray House is home to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The museum has over 500 exhibits from ancient pottery and shipping goods to interactive games for all ages. It celebrates all of Hong Kong seafaring history for the ancient Hakka people to the British Colonial Navy to the giant container ships which grace the waters of Hong Kong today.
  • Stanley Plaza Adjacent to Murray House, opened in 2001, it includes a shopping arcade and a community theatre. It is owned by The Link REIT. Every Christmas Stanley Plaza hosts a free concert in the ampitheatre put on by the Hong Kong International School band.

Posted on 3 OCt 2007

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