We visited Stanley (赤柱) and found it to be a pretty nice place. As the weather then was pretty good, it was a wonderful and romantic time to visit and enjoy the cooling breeze along the Stanley Promenade. Also, in fact, the irony is that while we thought it is a tourist spot and hence the prices of stuff should be expensive, we in fact saw similar products that were sold at the Ladies Market that were much more expensive at the markets.
To get there, we went to the Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus (It is served by the Central and Hong Kong stations of the MTR). From there, you can take these buses 6 6A 6X and 260 to Stanley. Citybus services 6, 6A, 6X and 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Central Station Exit B) on Hong Kong Island serve Stanley Village Bus Terminus for Stanley Market. All these services stop on Connaught Road outside City Hall and Queensway at Admiralty MTR Station which may be more convenient boarding points for some visitors.
For tourists bus number 6 (fare HK$7.90) travels a very scenic route via Wan Chai, Stubbs Road, then climbs high up through Wong Nai Chung Gap and skirts the Tai Tam Country Park with some spectacular views before descending to Repulse Bay and following the coastal road to Stanley. This is the route we took which is nice for one try. On the return leg, we took our favourite Mini Bus back to Causeway Bay directly via Aberdeen Tunnel which is faster and easier.
Sharing some photos of the trip to Stanley. In my next blog, I will share one place where TVB serials often took place at Stanley 🙂