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Murray House is one of Hong Kong's oldest colonial buildings.
Murray House is one of Hong Kong's oldest colonial buildings. It was originally constructed as officer's barracks in Central before being dismantled brick-by-brick in 1982. After a protracted dispute over the building's final location, it was eventually reconstructed beside the Stanley promenade in 2001. During the building's two decades in storage markings made to the bricks to aid in the reconstruction leached off, leading to a complex reconstruction effort that resulted in several large stone pillars being left over once the reconstruction was complete. The leftover pillars are now installed beside the building as an art installation.
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum can be found on the ground floor of Murray House
Stanley Ma Hang Park is a recent addition to Stanley's attractions, and was opened in January 2011
Stanley Main Beach lies on the other side of the peninsula to the promenade, but is only about five minutes' walk from the Stanley Markets
Further along the western side of the peninsula is St Stephens Beach, about a 10 minute walk down Wong Ma Kok Road
The Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum is located on Tung Tau Wan Road
Ocean Park is a huge oceanarium
18th-century Hakka village house
Exhibits firefighting stuff
Opened in 2001, Hong Kong's main public library looks over the playgrounds of Victoria Park