Murray House is Stanley's latest attraction. You may wonder why this Victorian-era style building is Stanley's latest attraction, when it looks like it should have been built in the colonial era?
Indeed, this building was built in 1844, and it was one of Britain's major military buildings in Hong Kong. It was situated in Central, where the Bank of China Building is currently located today. In 1982, the Murray House was dismantled and the bricks were kept, and later restored to its current location at Stanley, and reopened in 1998. Therefore, it is a major milestone in Hong Kong's heritage restoration history, and becomes an important icon at Stanley too.
The Murray House has a total of 3 levels. The ground floor has a long corridor, in the middle of this corridor is a little exhibition of Murray House's history. The first and second floor housed some fine restaurants, with the best view of Stanley and the bay area!
Together with the pubs, bars and the market, Stanley is an exceptional place in Hong Kong!
This market is the most famous area in Stanley, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong. With hundreds of shops, Stanley Market has souvenirs, paintings, traditional Chinese arts and crafts, silk products, or items that are of bargain.
Over a hundred years ago, Stanley was one of the most populous villages in Hong Kong. Same as Hong Kong itself, both the village and Hong Kong have evolved into prosperous places.
The bayside restaurants and pubs attract lots of expatriates and tourists to spend their afternoons and evenings here.
Stanley Plaza is merely a transport hub and a small local shopping centre, with some local restaurants and supermarkets. Just don't misidentify this plaza as the famous Stanley Market!
Tin Hau Temple
Tin Hau Temple Built in 1767, located between the Stanley Plaza and Murray House. As the Goddess of the sea, Tin Hau is the most worshipped Goddess among the fishermen in Hong Kong. Nowadays, most Hong Kong locals worship her too. Therefore, besides this temple, there are numerous other Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong, as fishermen and locals make wishes to the Goddess in order to protect them from dangerous seas.