Towards the southeast end of Repulse Bay beach is a colourful shrine dedicated to Kwun Yam, the Goddess of Mercy. In the surrounding area, you'll find an assembly of deities and figures – goldfish, rams, the money god, and statues of Tin Hau – expressed in gloriously garish cartoon kitsch. Most of the statues were commissioned by local personalities and businessmen in the 1970s.

In front of the shrine to the left as you face the sea is Longevity Bridge (長壽橋); crossing it is supposed to add three days to your life.

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1. Repulse Bay

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The long beach with tawny sand at Repulse Bay is visited by Chinese tourist groups year-round and, needless to say, is packed on weekends in summer. It’s…

2. Deep Water Bay

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A quiet little inlet with a beach flanked by shade trees, Deep Water Bay is a few kilometres northwest of Repulse Bay. There is a handful of places to eat…

3. Crown Wine Cellars

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The WWII bunkers on Shouson Hill have been transformed into a top-notch wine cellar, with a glasshouse restaurant surrounded by towering trees. WWII buffs…

4. Tin Hau Temple

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At the western end of Stanley Main St, past a tiny Tai Wong shrine and through the Stanley Plaza shopping complex, is a Tin Hau temple. Though built in…

5. Ocean Park

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Despite the crowd-pulling powers of Disneyland on Lantau, Ocean Park remains the most popular theme park in Hong Kong. Constant expansion, new rides and…

6. Tai Wong Shrine

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This small shrine near the western end of Stanley Main St serves as a reminder that Stanley was once a fishing village, if nothing else.

7. Murray House


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8. Stanley Main Beach

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