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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 #3 of 406 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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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The buildings replicate the design from Tang Dynasty without a single nail. The garden opposite is beautifully designed and built. The whole place is well maintained and free for visitors. You will find zen in the temple area. There is a restaurant there serving vegetarian food. It is one of the best in Hong Kong. There is a tea house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We've been here 6 years and only just been now. Fabulous site - peaceful, interesting and connected to Nan Lian Gardens which are worth a look too. Definitely take visitors here in future.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are going to other Asian countries to see Temples with Asian character, it is advisable to skip the Chi Lin Nunnery. Too small, too simple and too young for a temple. It is out of the main tourist area, and if you are interested in the domestic life there is a medium size shopping mall close by.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spend your time to see the garden, the temple and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Worth to spend an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Spent about an hour. Remember not to take any photos of the deities statues as notified by the signs around. They have a souvenir shop located downstairs. Take note of a small signage near the left side (viewing from the nunnery entrance) of the temple. They have everything from sutras,charms,jades,buddha statues etc.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely and peaceful and not overwhelmed with bus fulls of tourists like so many other temples in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, China
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A peaceful Tang dynasty style garden and temple. Exquisite gardening and traditional Chinese architecture. Worth to spend an hour with free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a really peaceful oasis. It's nice to have a wander around. However you are not allowed to sit anywhere (I was told of by security) which seems a bit strange.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It is a great temple..and can walk from the diamond hills station only 5 minutes.. The are many kinds of Buddha inside..good for praying..

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit within a busy city. Easy access next to the MTR station. Free admission and not crowded. The garden is well planted with Japanese styled architecture. A must visit!

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