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Chi Lin Nunnery

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Address: Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23541735
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a peaceful place to visit and wander around

definitely can't fault this place at all, such a tranquil environment, so peaceful just to wander around. the gardens are spotless, sitting down under one of the trees there was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

definitely can't fault this place at all, such a tranquil environment, so peaceful just to wander around. the gardens are spotless, sitting down under one of the trees there was so relaxing.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This well-maintained, quiet, and peaceful temple complex is one of Hong Kong's hidden gems! The site is easy to access from Diamond Hill MTR station (2 minutes outside the station) but yet feels tucked away and totally remote. The nuns don't come out (they're in the back complex) so don't expect to see any live religious activity. Go for an... More 

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Jordan Valley
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This beautiful Nunnery is situated opposite the Nan Lian Gardens, As you walk into the Gardens of the Nunnery you are immediately aware of the serenity & peace of the Nunnery. The gardens are beautiful. The various different rooms are beautiful. Very worthwhile to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Nunnery and it's gardens are a shrine to tranquillity in the middle of one of the noisiest cities in the world. An hour here is complete refreshment for the spirit

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was great to go here and see what it was like for the people when it was overseen by the British. The nunnery is a great place to visit and I would recommend coming here to see if not to walk around the entire area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This garden is sitting just next to the mtr station -diamond hill and is a good place worth to visit, you can find traditional structure of Chinese building and landscape. Good for a relaxed afternoon

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After 8 days in Hong Kong was happy to stumble upon this place as I was disappointed we had seen very little traditional pagoda style architecture. Several buildings at this site fit the bill. The temples, gardens, grounds are pristine. We even got to speak with a monk. There is a vegetarian restaurant (no signs…it's way in the back, well... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's a bit of a trek by MTR but worth it. The gardens are a great photo-op, the restaurant is fantastic for vegetarians and the nunnery itself is beautiful - the temple staff are a little assiduous with their rules for photos and sitting in the correct areas... However it's a good and easy trip out of busy Hong Kong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Saturday afternoon, not knowing whether it would be worth the MTR ride from HK Island. It definitely was. I found it beautiful and peaceful, even moving. And it's such a refreshing change from HK's other touristed areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having researched Tripadvisor for places to visit, it is understandable why this is so highly recommended. We took the MTR, so it easy to access; it was no distance from Diamond Hill station. It was very quiet, midweek and just before Chinese New Year. We found it very peaceful and serene. A great getaway from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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