Stanley is a town and a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is a peninsula on the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. It is east of Repulse Bay and west of Shek O, adjacent to Chung Hom Kok. And it was given an English name based on Lord Stanley, 19th-century British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
After the annexation of Hong Kong in 1842, the British made Stanley the temporary administrative centre, before moving it to the newly founded Victoria City (present day Central) on the north Shore of Hong Kong Island.
Stanley Market is the perfect place to buy something special for friends or relatives. The historic fishing lanes are jam-packed with vendors selling Chinese artworks, silk collectibles and curios. And it is well known for its bargains in clothing - particularly silk garments and traditional Chinese dress - as well as toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs, and Chinese arts and crafts. It is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. And when the shopping is done, you can relax at one of the area's pleasant beaches set in sheltered, sandy coves. It is a favourite destination for Hong Kong's windsurfers. Stanley village also offers an appetizing range of restaurants and snack bars.