South of HongKong island
Take bus no.6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus. It can take an hour to get there, try to sit on the top deck and sit on the right for better views.
I got to see some nice views on the trip here. Stanley market itself isn't fascinating, but certainly worth visiting. Also, if you are going mainland, you might find cheaper stuff there.
|Stanley was discovered in 1841, named after Lord Stanley,a Briton who held the grand title of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. Stanley was the largest settlement on Hong Kong Island when the British arrived in the mid-19th century. It was the capital of Hong Kong of those days, with a population of about 2000 people. Then, too, there was a "very good bazaar", though it evidently supplied local fisherman.|
|Stanley Market, located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, is a dry market frequented by tourists, and locals during weekends and public holidays. It is an open-air market, selling many traditional handicrafts and clothes at reasonable prices. There are the usual oriental-looking gifts you can find. You can also find silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery, souvenirs and other bargains, and is definitely worth the half-day or so it will take to visit.|
|In addition to the market, there is a strip by the beach with a row of bars and restaurants. Many of which have outdoors dining in the weekends when the street is closed off to motorized vehicles. If you keep walking, you will pass a small temple to a water god, and soon arrive at the new Murray Building. First built in the 1840s near Central on the north of Hong Kong Island, this is one of Hong Kong's oldest colonial buildings. It was dismantled to make way for development - the Bank of China Building is on its old site. After being stored in a warehouse, it was rebuilt here. The building now holds restaurants, and a small museum.|