Stanley, Hong Kong

Attraction South District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China Published on: 01-08-2016

3 hours
09:00 AM
12:00 PM
Second-time visit
People watching (street)
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Stanley, Hong Kong is an interesting destination with many attractions to see. Stanley Market is a highlight of this land with arrays of small shops and street stalls.

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Why Stanley, Hong Kong is special ?

Stanley is a charming town and a famous tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Located on a peninsula the south side of Hong Kong Island and once the largest settlement on the beautiful island, Stanley has developed into an attractive seaside town much favoured by both ex-pats and wealthy locals. Stanley is very different to other parts of Hong Kong, or completely different from what you think about Hong Kong. Recent waterfront redevelopment has given it something of a Mediterranean feel and its famous market, charming waterfront, excellent beaches, bars and restaurants and other attractions make it a popular tourist destination.

What to explore at Stanley, Hong Kong?


This market in the quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south coast is a huge hit with locals, expats and tourists for good reason: its enormous selection of brand-name clothing items (large sizes are available) and accessories, jewellery, home furnishings, souvenirs, ornaments and Oriental knick-knacks are sold at reasonable prices in a picturesque warren of lanes.


The boardwalk is lined with young trees and benches and is the location for Stanley Waterfront Mart with a small number of souvenir shops, bars and café’s. Adjacent to the boardwalk is Village Square, a covered amphitheatre where free concerts are often performed at weekends. On Stanley Main Street are pubs, bars and restaurants with a wide range of international dishes.


The building is surrounded by verandas supported by ornate columns giving it an open and airy feel. There are restaurants on the first and second floors and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (see below) is located on the ground floor.


The museum's main building has 10 galleries with a mock gallows and two mock cells. A collection of some 600 exhibits including historical documents and photographs depicts the 160-odd-year history of the Hong Kong penal system. A 200-square-metre platform in front of the museum commands panoramic views of the scenery of Hong Kong's beautiful Tai Tam Bay. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm daily except Mondays and public holidays (closed) and admission is free. For more information see MUSEUMS - HONG KONG ISLAND


How to get to Stanley, Hong Kong?

Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D.)

MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit B. Walk to Tang Lung Street and then take minibus 40.

Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui outside Silvercord Centre.


Selling points

  • Quaint and Charming
  • Great excursion from the city
  • Lovely little place
  • Good little market
  • Great Weekend Getaway
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Tips for you

  • You can haggle at the market but they have a bottom price and will let you walk.
  • The best thing about Stanley is getting there on the top deck of the number 6 bus
  • Get there early in the day to enjoy the peace and calm before the bus tour hoards arrive to crowd the small Stanley market.
  • The market where some of the best clothes in any Hong Kong market can be found
  • Walk to the middle and you have a functioning pier (Blake Pier) with ferry services to some outlying islands.
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  • Lots of little cafes and restaurants to amble around on just sit on the promenade and soak up the sea
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Stanley Village is located in South Hong Kong and is easily reachable by bus. Get down from the bus, cross the road and you are in Stanley Market. Both sides of the entrance road are lined with shops where you can buy anything from daily necessities, electronics, gadgets, clothes and paintings to exotic stuff like a stamp with your name written in Chinese (complete with your Chinese zodiac sign). There are several side roads lined with shops. Cross the shopping area and you enter a broad and wide promenade (Stanley Promenade). The promenade is lined with restaurants and bars with an amazing sea view. At the extreme right of the promenade is a small Chinese temple. Walk to the middle and you have a functioning pier (Blake Pier) with ferry services to some outlying islands. The pier still has the original roof and some parts of the original pier. Next to the pier is an old colonial era building (Murray House) now restored to its formal glory and again filled with shops and restaurants. Further down, there is a children's play area / amphitheater and a shopping mall (Stanley Plaza). The mall has many shopping and dining options. Hidden behind these is another Chinese temple (Tin Hau Temple) and a path leading to Stanley Park. A must visit whether you are in Hong Kong for shopping, dining, business or just chilling out. If you have the time, budget at least half a day for it.

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Shoppers with any purchase of HK$300 or above at designated shops by presenting receipts can borrow a STRiDA folding bike for 3 hours!

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Renovations are now finished and the new Stanley Plaza is open! Al fresco dining with food options to suit every palate.

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15' drive from causeway bay, you can go with bus n.63 .Nice paved road in the middle of the mountain.First stop in repulse bay where you can have some rest in the beach.Stanley is a small place with a nice waterfront and a small market where you can buy souvenirs, t shirts and pashminas at reasonable price.Nice pubs in stanley plaza , 5 minutes walk from bus stop

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It has everything - shops, markets, restaurants, bars yet it still manages to keep a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. I suggest going here when you have the time to stroll around and appreciate the place. It's quite far from the city center and therefore must not be in a rush or in a tight itinerary when going here.

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Happily discovered while walking in Stanley Market, Hong Kong.LE MAGASIN, 122 Main street, is a small shop of french culinary specialties, from jams to genuine cassoulet ( beans, sausages and duck meat), with some nice french cheeses and a range of cold cuts. They also opened another shop across the street, devoted to fine table clothes, cutelry, and so on...Prices are moderate, quality is excellent, as is the hospitality of the shop owners.For sure a place I will come back to, each time I will be given the opportunity to come again in HK!

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Nice renovations. Still you don't want to waste your time waiting for a taxi here. You're better off getting one in the market.

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