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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting! A monastery in the middle of the city with a great view perfect for your travel photos/ blog. Nan Lian garden across Chi Lin is also favorably nice place to visit. ✔️ fresh air ✔️green plants/ trees ✔️ cleanliness ✔️architecture

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you visit Chi Lin Nunnery you feel that you are surrounded by beauty and peace. The view of Hong Kong is amazing. The wisdom quotes placed under the petrified trees are something to remember!

Thank mjms1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great example of how the Chinese preserve their heritage. This monastery is a beautifully kept retreat from busy Hong Kong that had completely surrounded it. However, keep in mind that everything you see is rebuilt. Even so, it has been done with great detail...More

Thank Niels d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A tranquil haven in a hustle bustle city! Easily accessible by MTR ( Diamond Hill Station) and a 5 minute walk brings you to the beautifully maintained Nan Lian Gardens, the setting of this nunnery. Built in the Tang style, the gardens are a cross...More

Thank tinhau
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really astonishing and was not crowded, even in Christmas holiday period. It's not a touristy place, and I was really surprised how they have preserved their way of living in this monastery. So beautiful and peaceful. And only at 20 minutes from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tranquility of this place. There were many Buddha statues in each hall, and we could tell that there a lot of dedication/effort is put into maintaining this place. Very impressive, and definitely stunning. Worth a visit:)

Thank yuqianc23
Reviewed 1 week ago

another peaceful spot as it is a walkway away from the gardens. You need to see them both. It is a working temple so you need to treat like a church.

Thank Dot A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go there before 16:30 because they close the doors. It was totally worth walking in hot scorhing heat because views there are magnificent. Liked it very much.

Thank Oleg G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one attraction that not everyone who visits Hong Kong knows. A simple place that is quite good to take photos of a temple.

Thank kensley m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a family of 4 on suggestion of Cordis concierge. Not disappointing despite being caught in a storm. Very easy to access with clear signage for 3min walk from MTR via mall. Ok, it is not really historic but beautifully presented and interesting architecture...More

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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 Coolcookingteacher | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is in the Nan Lian gardens opposite the nunnery, you can book there is a number on the website but no breakfast!
Annette H
8 October 2016|
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Response from Margaret H | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours between the Nunnery and the Gardens, linked by a foot bridge. It's a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.