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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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Ranked #6 of 437 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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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure about visiting the nunnery but turned out to be a great choice. The nunnery itself is beautiful and the setting in the middle of the city makes it really unusual. Try to fit this in on your trip!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you have an affinity for peace and tranquility in the midst of a bustling international city like HK, then you will probably love this place. We certainly did and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Hong Kong. This is a very lovely place to spend a few hours, particularly if you´re wanting a respite from the big urban... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Certainly a nice quiet spot in the midst of the city, but see s over-hyped to me. There are a couple of. Ice courtyards and some interesting shrines, but overall a bit dull. Check out the Nan Lian garden across the street instead - we enjoyed it more.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Nestled right in the middle of the city, the Chi Lin Nunnery is peaceful, enchanting and surrounded by a beautiful garden. It's a quite place where you can spend hours just sitting on the steps or strolling in the garden. Do step in to the pottery museum if that interests you.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

As of october 5 , 2014 there is an ongoing renovation on the zen garden right next to chi lin nunnery. The nunnery is open until 5pm only so try to be there earlier. I think you can take great pictures during early mornings and late afternoons when the sun is not so bright. The place is a complete zen,... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I love the serenity in the middle of crazy Hong Kong, in conjunction with Nan Lian Garden it is a truly peaceful calming way to spend a couple of hours & to learn more about Buddhism & appreciate it. Super Easy to get to, Diamond Hill is the MTR

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Being the largest nunnery in the region, the Chi Lin nunnery is a very impressive structure. Then when told that it was rebuilt without a single nail you appreciate the architecture even more. It is a tranquil place of worship with several statues dotted around the sides and ponds in the centre. Definitely worth a trip. After this do visit... More

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We came here after walking around Nan Lian Garden. The two go hand in hand. It is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. It is very peaceful. Well worth the visit.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This adjoins the Nan Lian Garden, and was quiet and interesting, with beautiful woodwork and temples.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to the nunnery as it had such good reviews; perhaps it was because of my high expectations that I was disappointed. It is always interesting to see a place like this amidst the high rises, but there are better examples.

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