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Address: Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23541735
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Private Half-Day Kowloon Walking Tour: Temples, Gardens and Markets
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An oasis of calm

We needed two changes on the MTR from Wan Chai, but it was well worth it, the peace and solitude surrounded by the Hong Kong madness is truly quite remarkable. The lotus water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We needed two changes on the MTR from Wan Chai, but it was well worth it, the peace and solitude surrounded by the Hong Kong madness is truly quite remarkable. The lotus water gardens with the most beautiful colours gave the nunnery a tranquility that needs to be enjoyed. The various rooms with religious artifacts were very interested and exquisite.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Chi Lin serves vegetarian food and they have a nice garden affording space for a leisurely walk before or after meal. Many come just for a visit of the garden, which is quite nicely done in the midst of the concrete jungle in the Diamond Hill area. We made a booking for dinner, which is highly recommended, especially for lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Restful for a chill walk attraction when combined with the adjoining gardens. However, you are still in a city, so definitely a city attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you need to relax from the intensive life of central Hong Kong this is a very quiet and relaxing place. You find some amazing Bonsai trees here together with beautiful gardens and buildings. This is a place for meditation or just strolling around and relaxi from the intebse city life of Hong kong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Due to the cadence of my work trips I only get one day of R&R in HK once very 3-4 months. This has been going on for the past 4 years. It took that long to find this gem of an excursion. Defiantly worth a trip if you are into architecture, craftsmanship, tranquility, Chinese history/culture and quite reflection. Very easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Calm and soothing experience. It is just across Nan Lian garden. Beautiful idols of Buddhist Saints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Totally worth an hour or two to wonder around the gardens and slow down to experience the Nunnery. A totally unexpected spot of serenity in the middle of a very busy city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The temple style is dated back to the Tang Dynasty (AD618-907) but the temple was rebuilt in 1990s. Apart from the architecture, you can also see spectacular pots of special pine and different forms of rock. Next is the Nan Lian Garden with a golden tower surrounded by an artificial lake. http://hkindependent-traveller-croatia.blogspot.hk/2015/04/chi-lin-nunnery-and-nan-lian-garden.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The buildings, lotus ponds and bonsai were in perfect symmetry. It was tranquil to walk around in the temple admiring the statues of various gods with its background music of amitabha chanting. 8 min walk from Diamond Hill MTR.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Well worth a visit! This is a very tranquil place with beautiful gardens. Include among the sites to be visited in Kowloon.

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