Nan Lian Garden

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Nan Lian Garden
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Danny T
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
Overall short lived as I was asked to packed up. An unpleasant experience
Jul 2020 • Friends
I agree with one of the review that mentioned about rude and abusive staff. As far as I have checked, the park disallowed tripod and no mention about "professional Camera ", I was asked by a male Secretariat staff to pack my gears as they do not allow the use of professional gears, only simple phone camera for family photos!

It's a lovely garden if you just want a stroll and some selfies, but if you are serious about taking photos, there are other better place ...

I have never met a staff so pompous and rude and possibly exert his authority based on his own interpretation of the rules and regulations.... wasted a trip all the way there just to be chased out. Perhaps I am unlucky to have met this person on Wed 1 July around 4pm. I hope the management will take note and work on reeducating their staff in a place that is supposed to embody the spirit of Bhuddhism but run by uncouth staff.
Written July 2, 2020
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Jade P
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Stressful place
Jun 2020 • Friends
The beautiful place with stressful staffs try to over protecting the garden by all means (yelling, scolding kids and visitors) they themselves create negative energy in this place. For me I know we shouldn't yelling or make sudden noise in the temple, shocking the Buddha would be not good , so I kept quiet listen to the security yelling that I should respect HIS Buddha. I did nothing but taking photo where there were no sign of "Camera is not allowed". He infact create his own Karma by yelling like that.... A religion place controlled by uneducated and no manner staffs to maintain peace and harmony.... could bring bad effect. A happy soul if come here to visit will immediately get impact. This place is not for a happy and already CALM person.
Written June 29, 2020
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MsMkonnichiwa
Sydney, Australia111 contributions
Serene and calming, the wood and rocks make it even more special
May 2020 • Couples
So much to enjoy. Yes, gorgeous garden with wandering paths and picture-perfect settings at every turn. Calm and serene. What sets it apart from similar parks is the addition of wood and rocks. Wood in a beautiful display of structures like the nunnery made from special joinery; no nails. The wood smell and cooler temp in this delightful gallery was quite special. Rocks of all sorts for the garden in a lovely way, and feature with philosophical quotes in the nunnery. Beautiful.
Written May 16, 2020
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Jerry G
Coppell, TX488 contributions
One word -- SPECTACULAR
Jan 2020
If you want to see the best garden, this is it.
Believe all of the outstanding reviews that are on this board.
We visited other gardens in Tokyo, Kagoshima and Vietnam and none compare with this one. The design, layout, bonsai's, pines, trees, ponds, walkways, etc. were unbelievable. Plan on spending 2 hours so you can enjoy the beauty.
Written March 31, 2020
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Attila H
London, UK10 contributions
So relaxing
Jun 2019
It is a relaxing Chinese garden in the the middle of the buzzing Hong Kong.Everything , the Bonsai to the Water fountain , is just magical.
Written March 6, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,157 contributions
One of Hong Kong's most beautiful attractions
Feb 2020
The Nan Lian Garden opened to the public in 2006 and has been one of the most beautiful locations to spend time since. It is a 3.5 hectare monastery garden designed in the manner of Tang Dynasty with hills, rock structures, bridges, pavilions and ponds. The Garden is free to visit and open from 7am to 9pm daily. The variousexhibition galleries within Nan Lian are open from 10am to 5pm daily.

What you find here is a traditional Chinese landscaped garden, a quiet place of tranquility and peace, particularly when the weather is cooler outside, allowing long and comfortable visits. Within the grounds, you will find a Blue Pond with large koy fish, traditional bridges, watermill and waterfall over a vegetarian eatery, an architecturally attractive ceremonial tea house, snack shop, several exhibition galleries and a gift shop.

There are numerous manicured shrubs, bonsai like trees, large and smooth water worn rocks spaced out amongst the trees and other greenery. Perhaps most interesting is the delightful Pavilion of Absolute Perfection, which is brightly gilded in gold colour and situated on a small island in one of the ponds, connected by a bright orange foot bridge. This is only for viewing and can't be entered. However, you'll want to take a few pictures of this stunningly beautiful structure.

You can easily spend an hour or two leisurely making your way around the Nan Lian Garden. However, you will want to add more time to walk over the bridge to the associated Chi Lin Nunnery located just across the street. This is an equally beautiful and impressive attraction that is free to visit and had the same opening hours. Collectively, they represent one of my very favourite places to visit and take friends and family who visit Hong Kong.
Written February 20, 2020
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JoeBenevides
Fresno, CA340 contributions
Very Beautiful
Feb 2020
A beautiful addition to the equally beautiful Chi Lin Nunnery that sits opposite the gardens. There bonsai trees are amazing.
Written February 18, 2020
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Jason F
Winnipeg, Canada110 contributions
Serene
May 2019 • Couples
Steps from an MTR stop heading north east from the Kowloon side, the gardens here are visually very pretty. Fresh vibrant green and rediculously peaceful given that we are talking about HK. We hardly saw anyone about. A good place to recharge for an hour or so and at no cost...unless you wish to dine or take some tea.

One of my more favourable take-aways from HK.
Written February 11, 2020
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Gee19
San Jose, CA135 contributions
Beautiful Garden and easy to get to
Jan 2020
It takes about an hour to see everything which encode a gift shop and displays. There is a restaurant there and it is connected to very nice temple via a pedestrian bridge. The Garden is right across the street from the Diamond Hill Metro stop.
Written February 5, 2020
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Dianne W
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands387 contributions
Amazing garden
Jan 2020 • Couples
Because we were going to Hollywood Plaza we found by accident these beautiful and peaceful garden. Very worth to visit, such a Zen place in busy Hongkong. The Gardens were build between 2003 and 2006, but they fee like an ancient Chinese garden. We loved every minute.
Lots of beautiful trees. We loved our visit.
Written February 1, 2020
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