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Iiterary Tour for Southern District Literary Trail

Day Tour for Southern District Literary Trail
First Destination
Location

Time

Duration

H.K. Chinese Christian Church Union Pokfulam Road Cemetery
(Xu Dishan)

09:30 – 09:45

15 minutes

Transportation: To Aberdeen Chinese Permanent Cemetery by bus

09:45 – 10:00

15 minutes

Bus (NWFB/CityBus):
7,38,41A,42,43X,48,71,72,77,90B,91,91A,94A,95C,
37A,46X,78,107,170,970X,973,A10
Second Destination

Location

Time

Duration

Aberdeen Chinese Permanent Cemetery (Cai Yuanpei)

09:30 – 09:45

15 minutes

Transportation: Walk to Aberdeen Fish Wholesale Market and
Promenade Park on the opposite side via the footbridge

10:00 – 10:15

5 minutes

Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market and Aberdeen Promenade

Normally, the Fish Market is not open to public, but tourists may see
part of its operations from its entrance at the Aberdeen Promenade
(take the time to experience the hustle and bustle of the market at its
peak before 11:00 a.m.).  Moreover, they can stop at the Souvenir
Shop inside the Fish Market to buy unique souvenirs or fish products.
The opening hours of the Souvenir Shop are as follows:

Mondays to Fridays: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed every Thursday and public holidays

Also, stationary vessels for seafood processing berth on the western
shore of Aberdeen Promenade.

If time allows, tourists may arrange a sampan cruise for 30 minutes
or one hour to appreciate the living culture of the fishermen in the
typhoon shelter at a short distance.

10:20 – 11:05

45 minutes

Transportation: Walk eastbound along the promenade to embark on
a “kaito” to Ap Lei Chau (if you take a sampan cruise, just ask the
sampan operator to take you to Ap Lei Chau direct.)

11:05 – 11:10

5 minutes

Third Destination

Location

Time

Duration

Visit to Ap Lei Chau and Enjoy Seafood Lunch

Tourists may take a walk along the Ap Lei Chau Promenade to enjoy
the scenic typhoon shelter.  Then they may visit the Ap Lei Chau Main
Street and buy local seafood products such as sun-dried shrimps, fish
maws and so on.

Tourists may buy seafood at Ap Lei Chau Market (in Ap Lei Chau
Municipal Services Building) and send them to the restaurants on the
1st floor for cooking; or just enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants at the
Ap Lei Chau Main Street.

After lunch, tourists may take a stroll along the Ap Lei Chau Promenade
and Wind Tower Park.

11:10 – 13:10

2 hours

Transportation: Return to Aberdeen Promenade by “kaito” (eastbound
on the right), cross the pedestrian subway to the bus terminus, then get
on a bus to the Repulse Bay

13:10 – 13:55

45 minutes

Bus (NWFB/CityBus):
73,973
Fourth Destination

Location

Time

Duration

Beach of Repulse Bay and Sea View Building (Xaio Hong)

Repulse Bay is a famous beach in Hong Kong.  Part of the cremains
of Xiao Hong was buried near the Sea View Building.

Apart from a walk on the beautiful beach, tourists may visit the Cheng
Hoi Lau Park
at the other end of the beach and take some photos.

13:55 – 14:55

1 hour

Transportation: Walk from the beach of Repulse Bay to The Repulse
Bay Hong Kong

14:55 – 15:00

5 minutes

The Repulse Bay Hong Kong (Eileen Chang)

The Repulse Bay Hong Kong is built on the same site of the renowned
Repulse Bay Hotel.  This site is also the main scene of Eileen Chang’s
masterpiece Love in a Fallen City.  With a unique appearance in
European style, The Repulse Bay commands a fantastic natural landscape
of the beach of the Repulse Bay.  Apart from shops, restaurants and
banqueting venues, tourists can also explore its historical background
through a series of exhibits in the Historical Gallery located inside the
arcade.

15:00 – 16:00

1 hour

Transportation: From Repulse Bay to St Stephen’s College in Stanley by bus

16:00 – 16:25

25 minutes

Bus (NWFB/CityBus):
6,6A,6X,63,65,66,73,260,973
Fifth Destination

Location

Time

Duration

St Stephen’s College, Stanley (Hu Shih)

In reminiscence of Hu Shih’s life, tourists can also explore the old and new
constructions in the campus.

16:25 – 16:35

10 minutes

Transportation : To Stanley Main Street on foot or by car

16:35 – 16:40

5 minutes

Stanley Market, Kiosk, Bar Street, Blake Pier at Stanley, Murray
House and Stanley Plaza

Tourists may pay a visit to the former sites of Stanley Police Station and
Post office, stop at Stanley Market for shopping, and then hang out at the
kiosk or bar street.

As the sun sets, tourists may walk along the shore to appreciate the
spectacular scenery of Stanley beach, then proceed to the Murray House
and then have dinner at Murray House or patron the restaurants at Stanley Plaza.

16:40 – 20:40

4 hours

Half-day Tour for Southern District Literary Trail

Frirst Destination
Location

Time

Duration

H.K. Chinese Christian Church Union Pokfulam Road Cemetery
(Xu Dishan)

14:00 – 14:15

15 minutes

Transportation: To Aberdeen Chinese Permanent Cemetery by bus

14:15 – 14:30

15 minutes

Bus (NWFB/CityBus):
7,38,41A,42,43X,48,71,72,77,90B,91,91A,94A,95C,
37A,46X,78,107,170,970X,973,A10
Second Destination
Location

Time

Duration

Aberdeen Chinese Permanent Cemetery (Cai Yuanpei)

14:30 – 14:45

15 minutes

Transportation: Walk to Aberdeen Fish Wholesale Market and
Promenade Park on the opposite side via the footbridge

14:45 – 15:30

45 minutes

Bus (NWFB/CityBus):
73,973
Third Destination
Location Time Duration

Beach of Repulse Bay and Sea View Building (Xaio Hong)

The Repulse Bay Hong Kong (Eileen Chang)

15:30 – 17:00

1 hour
30 minutes

Transportation: From Repulse Bay to St Stephen’s College in Stanley by bus

17:00 – 17:25

25 minutes
Fourth Destination
Location Time Duration

St Stephen’s College, Stanley (Hu Shih)

17:25 – 17:35

10 minutes
Transportation : To Stanley Main Street on foot or by bus 17:35 – 17:40 5 minutes

Stanley Market, Kiosk, Bar Street, Blake Pier at Stanley, Murray
House and Stanley Plaza

17:40 – 20:40 4 hours

 

Recommended Tour Routes

1. Recommended Fun Route for Families with Children

Destination Time Duration
Stanley Market 9:00 am - 10:15 am 1 hr 15 mins
Ocean Park 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 7 hrs
Aberdeen Centre 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 2 hrs 30 mins

A great day out for the whole family starts early in the morning. Visit Stanley Market for an interesting shopping experience then have fun at Ocean Park where you can spend the whole afternoon in happy laughter. At nightfall, indulge in culinary delights at Aberdeen Centre with its wide choice of restaurants.
2. Recommended Romantic Route for Lovers

Destination Time Duration
Murray House, Stanley Market 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3 hrs
Repulse Bay 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 2 hrs
Cyberport 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm 3 hrs 45 mins

If a romantic day with your loved one is what you want, we suggest you start with a lunch at one of the seaview restaurants in Murray House, Stanley. Take a stroll after the meal and then head for The Repulse Bay two or three hours before sunset for afternoon tea, and walk down to the beach just in time to see the beautiful sunset. The last stop is Cyberport where you can shop, dine, enjoy a movie or chat lovingly in the park by the sea. There is no better way to round up a perfect day with your sweetheart.
3. Recommended Easy Route for Seniors

Destination Time Duration
Guided tour of BNP Paribas Museum of Bethanie* 11:00 am - 12:30 noon
1 hr 30 mins
Jumbo Kingdom 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2 hrs

*For details of opening hours and advance booking, please call 2548 8918.
**For details of opening hours please call 2813 2322. (The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is closed on Mondays).

Senior members are treasures of a family. If you are visiting the Southern District with elders, we suggest visiting the BNP Paribas Museum of Bethanie where a guided tour is available. The guide’s colourful interpretation is easy for visitors of all ages to understand. For lunch, dim sum at Jumbo Kingdom is a good choice. Last but not least, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in Stanley, with exhibits to bring back memories of old Hong Kong, is also an excellent destination for seniors.
4. Discovering Stanley

Destination Time Duration
Stanley Military Cemetery 9:30 am - 10:15 am 45 mins
Old Stanley Police Station and Old Stanley Post Office 10:30 am - 11:00 am 30 mins
Pat Kan Uk, Stanley 11:10 am - 11:30 am 20 mins
Stanley Market 11:30 am - 12:30 noon 1 hr
Stanley Complex 12:30 noon - 1:00 pm 30 mins
Lucy's for lunch 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 1 hr 15 mins
Tin Hau temple and Murray House 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1 hr
Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum *** 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm 1 hr 15 mins

***Please note the opening hours of the museum

Stanley is home to many important historical buildings and heritage relics. All it takes is a half-day or full-day trip to reminisce Hong Kong's colonial past and the rural charm of the old fishing community. Start your trip at the most scenic place of rest in Hong Kong : Stanley Military Cemetery. Then walk along Wong Ma Kok Road for the old Stanley Police Station, the old Stanley Post Office and Pat Kan Uk. Go treasure hunting and pick up lovely souvenirs in Stanley Market, and drop by the modern Stanley Complex on the way. For lunch, Lucy's western menu offers many tempting choices. After a satisfying meal, take a walk on the seafront and see Tin Hau Temple and Murray House in the comfortable sea breeze. The colourful clouds at dusk will capture your heart. If time allows, visit the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum. Don't forget to bring a print-out of this website with you, so you can better understand everything about Stanley.
5. Southern District Highlights Tour

Destination Time Duration
Sightseeing at local attractions of Stanley 10:00 am - 12:00 noon 2 hrs
Lunch at Murray House 12:15 noon - 2:00 pm 1 hr 45 mins
The Repulse Bay, Repulse Bay beach and the Life Guard Club's Terraces 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 2 hrs 30 mins
The old Aberdeen Police Station 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm 30 mins
Sampan ride in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm 45 mins
Authentic speciality dinner 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2 hrs

Stanley -> Repulse Bay -> Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau

The tour begins in Stanley, the most popular tourist spot in Southern District. After visiting the local attractions, enjoy lunch in Murray House. Then take public transport to Repulse Bay and linger in The Repulse Bay (formerly the Repulse Bay Hotel) like the characters in Love in A Fallen City. Taking photos on the beach and the Life Guard Club’s Terraces is a must. Lastly, take a ride on a sampan in Aberdeen to see the biggest typhoon shelter in Hong Kong. The old Aberdeen Police Station and temple are also worth a visit. In the evening, feast yourselves to Greek cuisine on Ap Lei Chau, while those who wish to treat family and friends in style can head for Jumbo Kingdom. There are many other restaurants along Old Main Street in Aberdeen. Perhaps you would like to end this perfect day with a delicious bowl of soup noodles with fishballs?
6. Educational Eco-Tour

Destination Time Duration
Shek O Country Park 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 3 hrs
Lunch in Shek O Village
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 1 hr 30 mins
a. Shek O Beach 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm 3 hrs 30 mins
b. Stroll in Shek O Village 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm 3 hrs 30 mins
a. Shek O Beach Barbecue Area 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4 hrs
b. Shek O Headland Picnic Area 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4 hrs

After taking a hike in Shek O Country Park, you may return to Shek O Village for lunch. In summer, Shek O Beach offers a lot of seaside fun; while in other seasons, a stroll in Shek O Village will be a pleasant pastime where you will find attractive buildings, scenic attractions and good food on the way. Barbecue for dinner is a popular choice in Shek O, where public barbecue facilities are available on both Shek O Beach and in Shek O Headland Picnic Area (6:00 pm-10:00 pm) (Note: bring your own food or you may buy them from the shops in Shek O).

If you want to enjoy the "Hong Kong-style" barbecue but do not want the trouble, barbecue restaurants will be a good option for you. The barbecue restaurants nearby provide food and a roaring stove readily at your disposal.
7. Leisure Eco and Gourmet Tour (1)

Destination Time Duration
Hong Kong Trail stage 1 and Stage 2 9:30 am - 12:00 noon 2 hrs 30 mins
Stanley (Transport and freshening up) 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm 1 hr
Stanley 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm 5 hrs 30 mins
Stanley Market 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 3 hrs

Start your day hiking on stage 1 and stage 2 of Hong Kong Trail. At Peel Rise in Aberdeen take bus no. 973 to the Stanley terminus. Shower facilities are available at Stanley Main Beach. Enjoy lunch in Stanley Market and visit the character architecture, famous sights and museums of Stanley (e.g. the Correctional Services Museum, Maritime Museum) (Admission is payable for some venues). Along the way, do some shopping in Stanley Market. For dinner, return to Stanley Market (To enjoy Stanley’s famous night view and romantic sea breeze, we suggest you stay until the evening). Linger for a while in the seafront bars or make your way home.
8. Leisure Eco and Gourmet Tour (2)

Destination Time Duration
Hong Kong Trail stage 1 and Stage 2 9:30 am - 12:00 noon 2 hrs 30 mins
Aberdeen (Transport and freshening up) 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm 1 hr
Aberdeen (Good food) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 1 hr 30 mins
Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter 2:30 pm -4:00 pm 1 hr 30 mins
Ap Lei Chau 4:00 pm-7:00 pm 3 hrs
Cyberport (Dinner) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 2 hrs

Begin your journey early in the morning. Hike along stage 1 and stage 2 of Hong Kong Trail. At Peel Rise in Aberdeen take a bus to Aberdeen. Take a shower in the Aberdeen Sports Centre then continue your tour. Get on a culinary treasure hunt in Aberdeen and sample the fine offerings of local names like Tse Kee Fish Balls, then experience the unique lifestyle of the fishing community and enjoy a sampan ride in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. Next stop is Horizon Plaza on Ap Lei Chau (with discount outlets of many famous brands). For dinner, head to Cyberport by taking bus no.595 to Aberdeen and minibus no.69A from Aberdeen to Cyberport.
9. Leisure Eco and Gourmet Tour (summer version)

Destination Time Duration
Hong Kong Trail stage 1 and Stage 2 9:30 am - 12:00 noon 2 hrs 30 mins
Aberdeen (Transport and freshening up) 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm 2 hrs
Repulse Bay Beach 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5 hrs
a. The Repulse Bay 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2 hrs
b. Cyberport 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 3 hrs
c. Stanley 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 2 hrs 30 mins

Begin your journey early in the morning. Hike along stage 1 and stage 2 of Hong Kong Trail. At Shek Pai Wan in Aberdeen take bus no.73 to Repulse Bay. Take a shower then have lunch and have fun on the beach. For dinner, choose a restaurant in The Repulse Bay, Cyberport or Stanley. All three are famous for beautiful night scenes. After dinner, linger for a while to savour the lovely vistas in the romantic and comfortable evening breeze.