Stanley Market is a very popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is located on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island and its only a 15 minute (terrifying) bus ride away. We were driving at incredible speeds on the most narrow two-way road I’d ever seen with a drop off on one side and a protruding rock wall on the other. We made it though!
It was a gorgeous day and after a quick go around in the market, we followed some paths up the nearest hill and towards a tiny temple. The birds were chirping and there were no sounds of cars rushing by or sirens so I tried to savor up that amount of nature to its fullest.
The shop vendors completely take advantage of the fact that this is a tourist location and the exact same productsare double or triple what we find in similar markets in Kowloon. They also change the price depending on the person. We wanted to by a typical coconut drink and the vendor told us $35 HKD when just a moment earlier, they sold the same drink to a woman for $30 HKD. Of course we didn’t by it. If you are visiting Hong Kong, save your money for Kowloon markets and keep Stanley Market for your cameras!
The one thing that is worth the investment there is art. The art is made by local artists and vibrant!