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“Feng shui peace in the city”
Review of Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden
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Kowloon and The New Territories Half Day Tour
Ranked #7 of 815 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Brisbane, Australia
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“Feng shui peace in the city”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This garden is a marvel. Not very old but gorgeous setting. Check out the large pond with the golden carp.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, CA
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“Beauty & Serenity in the City”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This garden is easily overlooked by tourists & locals alike (if you ask them, they may not be familiar w/ it or know how to get there). The garden is so peaceful, impeccably maintained, not crowded, nor commercial in any way. A photographer's dream; a great place to reflect/meditate in quietness.

Located near the Plaza Hollywood mall (Diamond Hill MRT stn), if you exit the back door of Lane Crawford store, it's just across the street. Easy walk along the garden paths (w/ few stairs) & is also connected (via bridge) to the Chi Lin Nunnery temple (which closes earlier @ 4pm than the garden @ 9pm). There is so much to see & learn about the plant life as well as the architecture (types of wood & build style using no nails) & rocks (large & small) used. Easily can spend 2 hours leisurely meandering the garden & buildings.

There is a beautiful onsite Veg restaurant & tea house (both expensive) & gift shops. You can easily go to the PH mall for affordable refreshment. There are rules to be respectful (no commercial photography, feeding of fish, touching of plants/flowers, nor climbing rocks, etc). That's why this place is an unspoiled gem; best of all: free admission.

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“"New Surprise"”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nan Lian gardens are interesting but somewhat dubious for their authenticity as only created in the last few years. Part of the ongoing "Chinisation" process I suppose. Immaculately maintained

Visited June 2013
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Moorpark, California
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“Enjoyed this Garden even after seeing some Japanese Gardens in Japan!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

It was very easy finding this place. Once we know the general area where it was, it was easily reached by train. There's a slight walk, but really not a big deal since you need to walk anyway while you are in HK.

Note, this was our last leg of our travel after being in a Japan/So Korea cruise. Even after visiting some Japanese Gardens in Japan, glad that we came here as well. Interesting to see the subtle differences between a Japanese and Chinese garden. Both beautiful in their own right!

Having the high rises being a backdrop to the temple and the garden was very cool! Great for taking pictures.

Snack shop and souvenir shop also available.

Note: If you are prone to being bitten by bugs, please spray yourself with Bug-off or something of that sort. My son and I (bugs love us) were bitten by a few bugs.

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome Garden”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Right outside the train station, less than a 2 minute walk. Beautiful, free and a photographer's paradise!

Visited July 2013
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