Friday, March 20, 2009

Stanley - a nice place like Europe

Stanley located at the south of the Hong Kong island, which was a small village near the coast before. However, the beautiful seashore and sunset view make it a good place to visit. Local and visitors like to enjoy weekend in this small district. A series of bar and snack corner were operated, which Europe style decoration, without Chinese character, with some western visitor enjoying beer there, you will think you are not in China.

The Murray House was completed in 1846 in Central, it was quarters for the British Officers. When it was demolished in 1982, the stones and the other components were numbered for reconstruction. It was rebuilt in exactly the same way on 1998 in Stanley as part of the Stanley Plaza. Murray House now houses restaurants, with introduction corner on the ground floor.

Similarly, The Blake Pier was built in 1900 and located at Central, it was demolished and the
superstructure was relocated in a park in Kowloon in 1965. It was then relocated besides Murray House in 2006. It is operating as a public pier nowadays.

Citybus 6, 6A, 6X, 260 or NWFB 66 from Central, Hong Kong, Admiralty MTR
NWFB 63, 65 from North Point MTR
Green Minibus 40 from Causeway Bay MTR
Citybus 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui or East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR

1 comment:

Indonesia for Kids said...

We went to Hong Kong over Easter, and spent an afternoon in Stanley. We had a really great time. The weather was just perfect and the setting was great. Our son had a great time playing along the rocks and the shopping was great too.