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STANLEY

Today, Stanley is home to many luxurious villas and is also a famous tourist attraction thanks to its market.

In 1935, the Maryknoll Mission established the Maryknoll House. In the 1970's it was converted into a convention centre and retreats.

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Maryknoll House
Maryknoll House
Kwan Yam Temple
Kwan Yam Temple contains a giant statue of goddness of mercy facing seaward.
Kwan Yam Temple
Kwan Yam is acknowledged in both Taoism and Buddhism in China.In addition, fruits offerings are made to her by women who wish to have children, travelers who seek a safe journey or farmers who pray for good crop. She is a very popular deity in Chinese Culture.
Kwan Yam Temple
Kwan Yam Temple
Former luxurious villa
Stanley is home to many luxurious villas.
Former luxurious villa
The Murray House was originally situated in Central district. It was demolished in year 1982 to make way to the actual Bank of China. The Murray House was dismantled piece by piece and moved to Stanley where it was rebuilt. It was done in year 2000 and is now a mall with many worldwide restaurants.

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The Murray House
The Murray House
The Murray House
It now also houses the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and a number of restaurants.
The Murray House


The beautiful Tin Hau Temple in Stanley was first built in year 1767.

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Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau is the Goddess of the Sea and protector of fishermen.
Tin Hau temple
On the birthday of Tin Hau, there are celebrations and Chinese opera performances.
Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau temple
Phoenix
The phoenix of Chinese legend is a symbol of heaven's favour, virtue and grace, luck and happiness.
Phoenix
Spirit guardians are either painted or carved on temple doors. They are normally shown as fierce, heavily armed soldiers holding a long-handled axe or sword and standing in a threatening pose. They stay on watch guarding against demons.
Spirit guardian
Spirit guardian


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