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Hong Kong — By Jessy DB on January 23, 2010 at 2:27 am
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Trip to Stanley Market

Stanley (map) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, mostly for the shopping, sightseeing and, in the summer, the Dragon Boat Races that take place near the Main Beach.

While my usual reason for visiting Stanley is to browse around the market for Chinese souvenirs, cheap clothes, bags and other knick-knacks, there are other various things to do there. From visiting the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to eating at the numerous seaside restaurants, it’s a great place to visit for the whole family.

In the summer, locals and tourists frequent the Main Beach, while other visitors take to sightseeing, as there are quite a few attractions within the area, such as Murray House, which is a restored Victorian-era building built in 1844 by Royal Engineers and named after Sir George Murray (1772-1846). Murray House is most famous for being disassembled in the 1980s at its original location and relocated to its present location in Stanley, right behind Stanley Main Street (map). It has become a major spot for formal events, such as weddings, as it houses restaurants with superior views of the bay.

Other attractions include the Stanley Military Cemetery (map). Stanley was originally a fishing village even before the British reign but it was a major military area during the war in 1941 and was actually the last stand before British troops surrendered to the Japanese.

How to get there: You can take the minibus 40 from Tang Lung Street (map) in Causeway Bay (map) or double-decker buses 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from the Exchange Square Bus Terminus in Central (map).

Photo credit: Jessy DB The Hong Kong Guide

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