Stanley Market is a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island. Tourists can find a wide variety of ... More
Stanley Market is a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island. Tourists can find a wide variety of relatively inexpensive goods such as Chinese souvenirs, rattan products, accessories and handicrafts there. The neighborhood also boasts a relaxing beach, a plethora of waterfront restaurants and bars and the 18th-century Tin Hau Temple.
Of all the places we've been to in HK, my whole family's hand's down choice for a place to stay when we return is Stanley. It is a quiet and a laid back place which is complete with everything that a traveler would like...The sun, the sea, the sand, and shopping...not to mention dining.
Highly recommended for the entire family and for couples who want a romantic escape from the noise and pollution of the city.
My favorite part of going to HK, been there 3 times and after the 1st visit always made sure to find time to go back on return trips. I think its more of the fact that it isn't quite and busy busy busy as the main part of the city but still plenty of things to see in the market and areas to wander to gather ones thoughts. Plenty of nice lil resto's to sit and have a bite to eat also. Looking forward to a return trip.
I liked Stanley because it was more peacful
than being in the main part of Hong Kong all
the time, I went to Stanley several times
on my 5 week stay in Hong Kong. Loved it
there and loved the bus ride.
Stanley market was ok. I was not to impressed with the market myself. I was expecting to find all the latest fashion and hot deals. only to be hasseled and bum rushed when I turned every corner. I think the best market was the Night Market. I found great deals and super fashion.
I was born and raised in Hong Kong, but have been living in USA since 1975. Stanley to me was a remote area that was known for its correctional facilities. When I went home in 2005, my brother in law suggested Stanley as a place to visit, and to my surprise, it is a very quaint, relaxing, and yet having all convenience you need.
To start off, you have all kinds of dining, from traditional dim sum to exquisite Italian cuisines. Alright, there are a few pubs for the thirsty ones along the way.
One does not need to drive to get to Stanley; there are multiple means of public transportation that can take you there at a very reasonable price.
A must see is Murry House on the bay front, the majestic building that people in Hong Kong conserved and moved stone by stone from Central Business District to Stanley. One can�t help but marveled at the effort it stands for. It now houses different restaurants and gift shops.
If you walk along the sidewalk towards town, it takes you by a few pubs and restaurants operated in small original beach houses, very enjoyable experience in the evening sipping wine in sea breeze. After a couple of turns on the road, you come to a entirely different setting; it becomes a shopper�s paradise. Stanley central market has all the making of the famous �Ladies� Market� at a comparable pricing structure. One loses track of time going through all the bargains.
If there is a down side to Stanley, it has to be the traffic around Central Market. Since the market is built about the old town, the roads are narrowed and curvy. There are no sidewalks (or very little sidewalk) in some areas, and one must pay attention to little ones, or other big ones as a matter of fact.
But in all, Stanley is a must see spot when one visits Hong Kong.
Stanley Market was a great place to purchase souvenirs such as T-shirts, jewelry, scarves, children's clothing, and many other trinkets. Part of the enjoyment was the trip to Stanley along the curvy mountain roads that blanket the island of Hong Kong. Definitely worth the time and money because you can rack up with souvenirs all in one place! If you have ever been to a street fair or spent time in Chinatown in New York City, this is similar.
There are some truly spectacular views to be had from the bus to Stanley.
Once there just soak up the great atmosphere. It's nice to just wander through the alley ways or along the beach front with it's spectacular views across the bay.
While the markets may not be the best (or cheapest) in Hong Kong,I've certainly found some good quality copy watches, clothing and shoes over the years.
Don't forget to visit the Pacific Cafe opposite the main bus terminus. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is great. There is also free internet access.
Two words to describe Stanley Market: Tourist Trap.
If you're going to Stanley Market, expect high prices and not that much haggling. Even though the prices are low when converted into USD and other currencies, there are better places to shop if you want those lower prices. I bought a pair of sunglasses in Stanley, and thought it was a good deal. The next day, I saw the same pair of sunglasses for a lot cheaper in another market in Jordan.
Stanley Market has a nice selection of shops however, with many different varities of shops for art, clothing, and other items that I really did not see in any other open air markets.
Another downside to Stanley was the fact that it was really far away. I was staying at the Regal hotel in Hong Kong at the time, whereas Stanley is further out from the city. However, Hong Kong has a great public transportation system, and buses will go out all the way to Stanley. It was about a 40 min bus ride out there.
Overall though, Stanley is a somewhat fun place to visit. It's interesting to walk around the shops, not necessarily buying anything, but just soaking it all in. It's worth the time and money, but just barely.
Stanley is not only a shopping market.. it is a good time for escape... if you have time to spend time on the beach.. and there is a new Museum called Maritime Museum. It collected the history of hong kong . Hong kong is famous for the Harbour.. they have a details knowledge of the history of the harbour and the future development.. model is marvellous.. there is a lot of interacting computer activities for you to participate.. we have a wonderful time there..
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