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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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As featured in 3 days in Hong Kong and 1 other guide
Ranked #2 of 434 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The best place to contemplate and rest. In this place live is not to fast like HG. Beautiful perspective and building. Silent in big city. Minus the most important building is closed for the people. But if you have time. Go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the place where you can escape from a full pack of HK crowd. This is where no people rushing and hitting you on your leisure day. Especially, there is no smell of cigarette. Hoorayy!! The place itself is amazingly beautiful. Even though I went there in a hot and humid summer, it's still cooling by the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was located at the residential area in hong kong. A peaceful place with statue of several chinese deity. The construction and design of the nunnery is also v beautiful. Took a stroll at nearby park with do take note the some part of the park is under renovation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can perseive the quiet after you enter this place. The inner garden with waterlillies and bonsais let you start again to breath. It is a strange paradox this relaxing place just next to a mall. This increase more and more this extraordinary sense of peace. The statues and temples are japaneese style. A must see in HK if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This lovely garden is just outside the Diamond Hill mall, which makes it super easy to get to by subway (just get off at Diamond Hill). Beautiful gardens, featuring lots of bonsai, and cute buildings, with a koi pond and some nice exhibits, explaining things such as architecture of the buildings, viewing stones, and bonsai. Also it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

it's a beautiful scenery in a bustling town like HK. to bad we can't take photos at the inner most of the nunnery. For those that like garden, greenery, Buddha statues, and bonsai this is a great place!

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was completely surprised at how relaxing stepping inside the nunnery would be. I wanted to visit the picturesque tourist site for some great photos, but I ended up experiencing something on a completely different level. How lucky HK is to have this oasis in the middle of a busy city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you love peace, beauty, and gardens, and need respite from the craziness of Hong Kong, this is the place to come. We'll be back, hopefully on a sunny day next time - but bring an umbrella just in case!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a delight. This is a real find in the heart of a metropolis. It is so calming and soothing. But that is probably the nature of the Nunnery itself. This is a Buddhist temple that is not that old but is truly magnificent. The gardens across the road are serene as the temple and offer a great respite from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Chi Lin Nunnery is lovely and peaceful. The buildings are wood-frame and constructed without iron nails. The buildings here are the only buildings in Hong Kong to be constructed in this way. As you stand at the temple and gardens, in the background you will see high-rise, modern buildings - so quite a juxtaposition. I don't know that this... More

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