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“Colourful market and a beautiful bay”
Review of Stanley, Hong Kong

Stanley, Hong Kong
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Ranked #25 of 830 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: Stanley is very different to other parts of Hong Kong, or completely different from what you think about Hong Kong. Stanley, located at the southern of Hong Kong island, is much more relaxed with beaches, hills and coves. You will find the western atmosphere in this small Chinese town.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Iam personally a big fan of small markets like stanley, ladies market and the likes. This one with its advantage of being by the sea adds another dimension to the trip. The street side restaurants (if you are a fan of sea food or the stanley plaza a walk around the corner) offer several options. Very nice experience. Will visit stanley yet again!

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stanley is a really nice place, you won't believe you are in Hong Kong! The Market is small and not worth going only for this, the markets in Kowloon are much bigger. There are some nice bars and restaurants along the road but avoid the 3 or 4 outdoor places as the food was terrible and everyone was complaining. Stanley is a great place to visit for a nice relax and wind down away from the city. It is simple to get there and back and no need to waste money on a taxi. We used the number 40 minibus from Times Square.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stanley is a former fishing village with spectacular views of the sea. There is a market there that is bustling with people but you can find some good deals on souvenir-quality goods. There's a fairly new shopping mall that has some interesting stores and there's a small Tin Hau temple that's worth a visit if only to see the large tiger skin hanging on the wall. I never miss Stanley when I visit Hong Kong.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

There's a bus tour that goes out here and it's worth it. The ride out is thrilling -- windy, steep, narrow roads and gorgeous views of the South China Sea and architecturally mind-boggling apartment buildings. Stanley itself has beaches, a boardwalk-type area with good restaurants (we tried the pickled pelican, a nice pub), and a decent shopping area although this was the one place we really got accosted by a vendor trying to pressure us. They even undid my daughter's ponytail and stuck a decorative comb in her hair, which did not, actually, convince us to buy it, quite the contrary.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a lovely little seaside town with a pretty promenade, a bustling market, lots of cafes and bars.

Having been in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong for a couple of days this place is the perfect antidote ! The market had what appeared to be some great bargains if you are gift hunting for those at home, you could sit and chill on the promenade and watch the world go by !

There was also some fabulous art sculptures on show at the time of our visit.

A great place to visit to get away from it all !!

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