When to Go to Stanley
It's probably best to go in the morning
before things get too hot and crowded. During the summer
the days are very hot and though the market street is covered
that merely seems to trap in the heat somehow.
Each shop or stall in Stanley Market
arranges its own opening hours, while the market street
itself is actually accessible 24 hours a day. A few shops
open at 9am but it isn't until 10am that most are open, while a
few don't start trading until 11am.
Stalls start to pack up and close around
6pm or 6:30pm, by 7pm almost everything is closed except for the
nearby restaurants and cafes.
If you schedule arriving at about 10:30am then you'll
have plenty of time to walk the market, do a little
shopping, and then select one of
the many nice
restaurants to have some lunch.
An alternative plan would be to arrive in
the later part of the afternoon, and after spending some time in
the market you might want to move on to
Aberdeen for dinner if none of
the restaurants or bars in Stanley Village appeal.
Weekends, Public Holidays and Chinese New
The market is open all days of the week
including weekends and all public holidays, such
as Christmas and Easter.
Only during Chinese New Year are
there any closures. The Luna New Year festivities officially
lasts 3 days and you will find that on the first day of
the festival around half of the shops will be closed,
particularly the smaller and family run ones.
By the second day of the New Year almost
all will have resumed normal business hours.