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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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As featured in Hong Kong for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #2 of 413 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens
Traveler Description: It will blow you away...... Just get on the metro and get off at Diamond Hill MTR Station on the Kwun Tong line. Outside you should see the signs to... more »
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sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's a very calming, serene oasis in the chaos that is Hong Kong. There are beautiful gardens, and an amazing temple there.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous (and very peaceful) experience and the attached gardens are well worth a wander. Try and go early or late as it does get unbearably hot during the day.....

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Monterey, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were urged to get to see the nunnery and it was great advice. We took the subway up from near the Nikko Hotel...(that was a fun experience in itself in that as an original New Yorker it's a kick to ride a subway that is so clean and so punctual and so affordable and so quick... More

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stoxabc
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Nan Lian Garden and Nunnery are adjacent to each other and a no brainer to go to both at the same time. The gardens are lovely and extensive. Very peaceful place to stroll and take a break from the hectic city. The Nunnery is beautiful and very well kept. Another perfect place to take a break from the frenetic... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really worth the trip. It's beautiful and peaceful amidst the concrete jungle. Didn't expect such a place existed in Hong Kong!

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Odenville, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The peacefulness and the artistic interpretation as displayed in the trees and plants are amazing. The architecture, without nails is astounding.

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Hong Kong
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It has taken me nearly eight years to finally visit the Chi Lin nunnery: so glad I finally made the effort. Myself and my three children traveled by MTR: it is super easy to access the nunnery from the MTR station. We wandered around the nunnery for about 45 minutes and then corssed the bridge to the gardens. We stopped... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful wooden structures house the different worship rooms, where we saw nuns going about their jobs and prayers. Coming from the gorgeous Nan Liam gardens, you enter the nunnery through the Lotus ponds. The gardens are just beautiful. It is a serene, peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This park is situated in the middle of a very busy district and it is truly amazing how once you enter all modern worries are simply forgotten. The park is so pretty and well maintained that we enjoyed a 1h walk completely forgetting about the terrible heat and light co stant rain. I could imagine walking in one of the... More

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Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love the big space in the temple and across it is a park with a lot of greenery but it's a shame that they disallow people to walk on the bridge to take photos or the shelter place. There are security guards in the park too. Inside the temple, there are big ponds and they look lovely. Nice place... More

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