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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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Ranked #2 of 436 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 1, 2014 NEW

they said there was no greenery in Hong Kong come here and tell them you found a place where there is a lot of green in the city. the temple has two sections. visit them both. very zen very serene

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Head out to Diamond Hill on the MTR and head across the road to the Nan Lian Gardens and the Chi Lin Nunnery. Have lunch at the vegetarian restaurant behind the waterfall. It's a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is a peaceful place to wander around. There is also a vegetarian restaurant on site. Amusingly, there are numerous condo skyscrapers not too far away. By the way, it's a Buddhist nunnery/monastery...some sections are closed off either due to restricted religious access or due to construction and repair.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We loved this place, a 100% place of tranquility in amongst the hustle bustle and high rises of Hong Kong. There are great plaques giving you information on the Nunnery and the architectural style is unsurpassed. However, during our visit there was a break coming up to allow for prayers. We thought this even better as it meant it was... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Nunnery is set amongst blocks of high rise living flats but sits in an oasis of calm and tranquility. The main worshipping areas are inside a solid wood structure in traditional Chinese style of building with nice gardens surrounding .The gardens are well laid out with large bonsai and beautiful green trees.The Buddha's have plaques explaining their provenance and... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

East to get to on the MTR System,and suggest you walk through the Plaza Hollywood Shopping Mall and its directly opposite.The gardens and Nunnery are well maintained,and it makes for a very pleasant stroll around the Lake.Plenty of places to sit and take-in the surroundings,its hard to believe you are in HK.There was quite a lot of restoration work being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The whole place is a Buddhist worship area and you have to keep it in mind while visiting the place. The temple insides are prohibited for cameras but fortunately the gardens are open for photography and it deserves to be with being one of the most beautiful gardens that you will come across in Hong Kong. The place is beautiful... More

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place was my favourite in HK. Wow! Everything was so well maintained, so peaceful. If you happen to spot a nun you'll understand what it means to be at peace with yourself. The place was big and airy and so even though the day was hot the nunnery itself was very cool. You can't take pictures inside which is... More

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I know little about Buddhist culture, however this modern creation of gardens and temples is beautiful. Definitely a must-see for a Westerner visiting Hong Kong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

No time to read a long review? Let me help you: Go here. Do this. The Chi Lin Nunnery is an oasis of peace set amidst the wonderful chaos of Hong Kong. The gardens are well thought out with enough simple and tasteful displays of information to while away a couple of hours. The nunnery is also "broken up" so... More

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