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Timings : Shops open from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours

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Stanley Market, Hong Kong Overview

Stanley Market is situated in Stanley New Street, Island South, Hong Kong Island. With everything available from clothing to small electronic items, Stanley Market pays homage to the traditional system of an open air street market place.

The Stanley Market area tests the bargaining skills, requiring exploration bound to keep one occupied for large periods of time. One may find souvenir and gift items that represent the essence of Hong Kong easily, thereby making the market a magnet for tourists. One may also indulge in discovering a favorite among the plethora of food options available in the area.

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Things to Buy at Stanley Market

Souvenirs of all shapes and sizes can be found at Stanley Market, thereby attracting a large number of tourists on a daily basis. There are many small shops that can be explored to find indigenous treasures that can be bought as memoirs of a fantastic trip. Speciality shops sell handcrafted bamboo items and wooden frames containing unique Chinese characters. You may even ask for carvings of your name on these items.

Apart from this, chess sets, Chinese fans, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, cloth bags, phone covers, you name any item that can be embroidered and you will find it! Embroidery is of traditional Chinese nature, consisting of intricate patterns that are not available anywhere else in the world. Watches, torches, calculators and other items of electronic nature are also sold at Stanley Market at unbeatable prices for those who appreciate the tech-savvy side of life.

Food at Stanley Market

Stanley Market is filled with several fancy, multi-cuisine eateries that are accompanied by lovely seaside views. One may find Cantonese, Chinese, Thai, western and even Indian cuisine. Be sure to satisfy cravings with delicious street food at conveniently located open-air food stalls known as dai pai dong to get an authentic market experience.

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is traditional holiday in China that fall either in the month of May or June, annually. According to Chinese customs, it is a day to avoid bad luck and rid oneself of diseases and negative influences. However, it is also an opportunity to get a view of the spectacular International Dragon Boat Championship race. This consists of a boat race on the seaside near Stanley Market.

Best Time to Visit

The day of the Dragon Boat Festival is a time of tourist preference for a visit to Stanley Market. Although, on general terms, morning time is recommended for shopping purposes.


1. Exercise your best bargaining skills.
2. Visit on weekdays to avoid crowds.
3. Comfortable footwear and light clothing are recommended.
4. Beware of pickpockets.

How To Reach Stanley Market

Transport options limited as Stanley Market is located at the extreme southern end of Hong Kong. Public transport options include:
Taxis that can be taken from any point to the destination.
Bus service include – Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus in Central.
MTR – take the MTR to Chai Wan station and catch green minibus through Exit C.

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