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Stanley Market

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Catering to Hong Kong’s many tourists, Stanley Market practically overflows with souvenirs, clothing, and crafts of all sorts. It is a bargain-hunter’s dream, offering every stereotypically Chinese trinket imaginable at affordable prices. A host of shops and restaurants are nearby, and the annual Dragon Boat Festival with boats races and traditional food is held next to the market on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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Stanley Market, Hong Kong

Touristy – but then if you're visiting you're kind of a tourist anyway – this market will sell you the kind of souvenirs you'll be wanting to take home to your Grandma or little cousins – Chinese silks and jewellery, stamps with your name engraved on it in Chinese characters, things made of bamboo and the cheap electronics and clothes you expect in an Asian market.

It's an open street by the beach so Stanley tends to get a bit hot and bothered in the heat of the day when the crowds seem to come in on a wave, but if you go early you'll have a bit more space and a bit less heat to contend with. Some of the guides recommend you arrive by bus – preferably one of those open top ones for you can admire the view.

There are enough restaurants to feed the market's many visitors and in a range of styles to keep all international homebodies happy.

Stanley Market

A great place for tourists, Stanley Market is populated by tiny vendors and delicious restaurants. If you're looking for souvenirs and mementos to bring home for your aunt or neighbor, there is an endless selection here for your browsing and buying pleasures. Shops sell antiques, linens, watches and electronics, and silk and beaded garments. It is best to stop by Stanley Market early in the day, before temperatures get too hot and the stalls get too crowded.

Shop for: Souvenirs, silk

Cafe Stop: Lucy's Cafe

Get here: Buses 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Exchange Square

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