The day I went out to Stanley was one of the hottest so far. I wasn't yet used to the heat in Hong Kong so we had to make multiple stops in Starbucks (hmmm, frappuccinos) and other air-conditioned places just so I could keep going. I seriously thought I was going to black out due to the heat.
Here comes a big tip: wanna come to Hong Kong in July? Don't! Either come one month before or after. Lonely Planet wasn't messing around when they said it was hot and humid.
I do sound like a broken record and if you read any of the earlier posts, and you should since they rock, you'll see what I am talking about.
Having said that Stanley was pretty awesome and another top reason Hong Kong is so much worth visiting.
Stanley has a market, more or less on the same way as the Ladies market but smaller. There are still some funny shirts and knick knacks to shop but nothing so interesting to run home telling about it.
The view from the port, if I can call that, is very nice and cozy. Again I do not want to beat that drum but Hong Kong is incredible in the sense that you can have a very busy port and travel a bit outside of the city where and find something like Stanley.
If ever you came to HK trying to find a small little temple that resembles those from Kung Fu movies from the 80s? This is the place.For the life of me I just can't remember the name of this place.
But it is not going to be hard to find, just walk up until the end of the "harbor" and you will see the small entrance close to a small shopping mall.
The feeling of finding a small empty house of worship, be that a temple, mosque, synagogue, that is very well kept and decorated is almost as if you discovered that yourself and no one knew it. Gives that feeling of I could write my own Lonely Planet.
The day I was in this temple only the people that were taking care of it were present.
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