Stanley is a very touristy town located on a peninsula of Hong Kong Island just east of Repulse Bay, The colonial Military Cemetery located next to infamous St Stephen Beach is the burial grounds of Britain’s final garrisons (1841-1866) while Murray House is one of Hong Kong’s oldest Victorian-era buildings which is part of the heritage Hong Kong proudly displays today. Explore and savour this historical city by staying in the comforts of a well-placed city hotel such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong.
This stylish city hotel is located within the heart of Causeway Bay placing you right within the city’s best shopping and dining venues. Also located close to Wan Chai business area the hotel is favoured by corporate clients, who enjoy excellent business services and facilities of conference and meeting rooms. Catering to the contemporary traveller the hotel boasts all modern services and comforts. Relax and enjoy your accommodation within any one of the 454 well-appointed rooms and suites offering gorgeous city views and plenty of light and space. Convenient shuttle services, tour desk and a central location makes this an ideal retreat for the business or leisure traveller.
A part of Hong Kong’s heritage the Stanley Military Cemetery was re-opened in 1941 that the public may enjoy its serene ambiance while tracing its history. Apart from the burials of colonial British soldiers and families the cemetery is also the resting spot for 598 WWII soldiers. Explore and maybe trace back your roots at this fascinating historical site.
Murray House is a must see for all culture buffs, one of the oldest of Hong Kong’s heritage buildings the 1844 built Victorian house displays classical colonial architecture with expansive verandas on all floors to enjoy the sub-tropical climate. Explore the former Murray Barracks named after Sir George Murray which during Japanese occupation of Hong Kong served as an execution house and command centre.
Dismantled in 1982 to make way for Bank of China-Tower the building was restored in 2001. Interestingly Murray house was believed to be haunted.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+