- 1 Catch the Aqua Luna for a weekend sail to Stanley Markets Hong Kong
- 2 We love Markets!
- 3 Souvenir Hunting – Our tips!
- 4 Travel Options
- 5 The Stanley Dragon Boat race – super fun for kids to watch!
- 6 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 7 Google map link
- 8 The Inside Scoop
- 9 City Essentials
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Catch the Aqua Luna for a weekend sail to Stanley Markets Hong Kong
Stanley Market Hong Kong is one of the must-go places for tourists who want to shop when they visit Hong Kong. You will see a few Hong Kong locals and expats on a treasure hunt too. Getting there is half the fun and our expat friends tell us the bus ride makes the trip worthwhile. You can go along the windy roads by taxi, bus, or mini bus, or go in style by jumping on one of the last remaining red-sail junk fishing boats, the Aqua Luna, for a weekend sail to your destination. Or perhaps bus it one way, sail the other.
We love Markets!
While Stanley Market Hong Kong is touristy, these markets are filled with cute souvenirs and things that make awesome gifts. It’s a great place for the kids to spend their pocket money, as there are plenty of affordable options for toys, ornaments, oriental knick-knacks luggage tags, stationery and cute clothes and accessories. There’s also lots of brand-name clothing items (large sizes are available), jewellery and accessories, jewellery, with a few home design elements thrown in. If food is more your thing, you’ll love the waterfront cafes too.
Souvenir Hunting – Our tips!
The kids might like their own watch. There is plenty to choose from, starting from just $3! There’s toys galore, torches (perfect for the travelling kid), and lots of backpacks and bags.
Mums and Dads will find new mobile phone covers, embroidered linen bags and homewares, tonnes of stationery items including calculators, and hundreds of cheap touristy t-shirts just for the picking.
1. By MTR rail and minibus.
- MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit F1. Walk to Jardine‘s Bazaar and then take minibus 40.
2. By Green Minibus
- From Causebay Bay, take the AMS Green Minibus #40 direct to Stanley markets. The roads are windy, so beware. Take a sick bag for the kids, just in case.
3. By bus
- Go via air-conditioned bus and you’ll arrive at Stanley Markets bright and sparkly. The Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 and 260 from Central’s Exchange Square bus terminal will take you direct. (Exchange terminal near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D.)
- OR Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui outside Silvercord Centre.
4. By Aqua Luna
- But only on weekends! Every Saturday and Sunday, you can sail Hong Kong Harbour on the Junk Boat Aqua Luna on a 90 minute cruise of Hong Kong Island, disembarking at Stanley. Every Saturday and Sunday, aqua luna takes you on a 90 minute cruise of Hong Kong Island to show you the delights of Stanley. One way tickets are adult: HK$250/ child: HK$170. Return tickers are adult: HK$380/ child: HK$240. Cruises include one complimentary drink on board on each leg.
Stanley Market is open 7 days a week, with most stalls opening from 10am until 6pm.
While in Stanley, you can also visit the Chinese Tin Hau Temple and experience the grandeur of colonial Murray House.
The Stanley Dragon Boat race – super fun for kids to watch!
There’s something else that happens in Stanley -The well known and well-loved Stanley Beach Dragon Boat Race If you happen to be in Hong Kong this week, you’re in luck. It’s on this Thursday 9th June (2016) from 8am to 5pm, at the Stanley Main Beach.
(If you’re not there, but would love to catch it, and want the heads up… it’s on Tuesday 30th May next year.)
Imagine your kids faces as they watch hundreds of people descend on the water for the annual Dragonboat challenge. I don’t think you’ll be able to move them from their vantage point till it’s all over.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
The Inside Scoop
Thinking about a family holiday to Hong Kong? Here’s a link to find ALL the information you need to know for your trip.
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