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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Put this in your itinerary if you like a contrast to the busy, lively downtown areas. It’s a Buddhist nunnery, and visitors are asked to respect its spiritual nature, but can wander freely around most areas. Photography is not permitted in the inner sanctum. Worshippers...More

Thank EJC142TR
Reviewed yesterday

On a sunny day, and especially if you spend more than 3 days in Hong Kong, take the time to visit this beautiful Nunnery surrounded by lovely gardens. And, when you're in the neighborhood, make sure you also visit the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple,...More

Thank TravelTastic4Ever
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Nunnery is directly linked with Nan Lian Garden and should be visited as one. Its a peaceful place and not too crowded. Stroll first through the Nan Lian Garden, then walk over the bridge and enter the nunnery. The whole visit to both will...More

Thank etrym
Reviewed 3 days ago

Inside the temple sitting is not allowed.One can take photograph and leave.Must visit during your stay in Hongkong.

Thank Naman10
Reviewed 3 days ago

We unfortunately arrived just after the great hall closed but were still able to walk around and view the gardens. It's very peaceful and calm, nice to sit for a while particularly if you've spent the last few days in the mad rush of the...More

Thank billyvic
Reviewed 6 days ago

Steps from Nan Lian garden take you to this wonderful shrine. The pools are filled with water Lillie’s...even a red one! Worth spending a few quiet contemplative moments away from the crowds.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chi Lin Nunnery is an easy few minutes walk from Diamond Hill MTR station and an exceptional site which far exceeded our expectations. Make sure that you allow a couple of hours for your visit ! The Nunnery itself comprises a series of halls...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the rainy weather, I was thankful to have visited Chi Lin today. I first visited Sik Sik temple and made the 20 minute walk through a very local area of town. The Nunnery is absolutely beautiful and serene inside a very bustling area. And...More

Thank thegloberover
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a trip to and visit the Nan Lian gardens while there. A brilliant display of bonsai trees and not too many people around.

Thank Brandt C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing day out, so quiet and restful amidst all that chaos. Had a delicious vegetarian meal. The architectural roofs were designed to withstand earthquakes.

Thank Maureen O
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10 September 2017|
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Response from 259elainel2015 | Reviewed this property |
few senior nuns speak good english but i doubt you can meet them as they are always busy.
Regina O
7 May 2017|
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Response from Deta B | Reviewed this property |
just go to Diamond Hill and actually there a small sign to Nan Lian Garden (via Plaza Hollywood). you can enter the Nan Lian Garden first. from there theres actually a bridge that connect directly to the Chi Lin Nunnery.
Pam S
26 April 2017|
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Response from 259elainel2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, it only opens for lunch and dinner everyday. For the 1st and 15th day of Chinese lunar calendar, it will be very crowded and unlikely to get a table. Pre booking will be helpful.