Stanley is a picturesque coastal village in Hong Kong, located in the east of Repulse Bay, and west of the Shek O. It is recorded that Stanley used to be the military post of the British Empire during the period of Colonization of Southern Continent. Additionally, it was once the administrative center of Hong Kong. The most significant feature of Stanley is that it is full of antique flavor and its style is mixed with western and eastern cultures. It is a wonderful place for sightseeing and entertainment with its beautiful sunshine and beaches, unique architectures, shopping malls and food centers. Nowadays it is a very famous scenic spot in Hong Kong.
Hot scenic spots in Stanley are Stanley Main Beach and Tin Hau Temple. The first one is a decent place for you to enjoy the sunshine and beach. Views here are really attractive and pleasant, with golden sand everywhere, blue sky and sea. It is very exciting and lively on the beach, especially on holidays, with many people piling the sand and participating in various water sports. You can enjoy the sunbath at noon and take a romantic walk on the beach in the evening. Besides, if you come here on the Dragon Boat Festival, you will have the chance to watch the Chinese traditional dragon boat race.
The Tin Hau Temple stands on the Stanley main street. According to archaeologists that it has a history of more than 600 years, being one of the oldest Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong. The Queen of Heaven and Protector of Seafarers is consecrated in the temple. It was built by the fishermen for praying for a calm sea. Having gone through several times of repairing, it still preserves its original appearance. Tourists from different places travel to Stanley always go to the Tin Hau Temple, praying protection and good fortune.
If you want to buy some souvenirs, the Stanley market is the best choice. Here you can find all kind of stalls and stores, selling a wide variety of goods, including the Chinese traditional handicrafts, antiques, paintings, silk products and so on.
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