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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We crossed from Nan Lian Garden into the Nunnery and were surprised that, like the garden, there were so few people around - perhaps it pays to get an early start? Very clean, with bonsai, lotus ponds, and beautiful stones on display, the entrance courtyard...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite close to the diamond hill MTR, follow the pink signs and in a short space of time you will be at the gardens and the nunnery. You need to walk through the gardens to get to the nunnery. There are beautiful rock standings with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Nan Lian Garden we watched a video on how the Nunnery was built, and all the different types of wood, joints, beams and roof etc. As with the Garden, quiet, tranquil and interesting

Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I landed at HK airport, dropped our luggage at the hotel by 8:30 am, and then went directly to the nunnery. It took about 35 minutes from where we were staying but was easily accessible by subway. It's a short walk from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend a visit was well worth the trip to see it, absolutely stunning just gorgeous can’t recommend enough

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended by a friend to make the visit here and it certainly didn't disappoint. The timber buildings and structures are absolutely fantastic and a marvel that they do not have any nails, screws etc to hold it all together. It's absolutely immaculate. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Nunnery with two kids in conjunction with seeing the Nan Lian Gardens which were all easily accessible from Diamond Hill station. I was taken back by the spiritual uplifting this place of worship provided me. It was a great experience particularly for...More

Thank Duncan C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is adjacent to Nan Lian Garden with lots of beautiful Chinese Pagodas and Pavilion that are similar to the Old Tang Dynasty. Surrounded by tress, flowers, plants and hillocks that are well preserved. To believe in its beauty and nature, a person must...More

Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beside the gardens and easily accessible from the MTR station the nunnery offers a peaceful escape from the Hong Kong bustle. The courtyard has various ponds before the main temple which is breathtaking.

Thank Gregory R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely spot filled with immaculate bonsai trees of all types and lovingly polished rock statues. When the pandemonium that is Hong Kong seems overwhelming, this is just the spot to regain tranquility and balance. Nice, simple, vegetarian restaurant on premises

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Carebear79
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.
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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.
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Pam S
27 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.
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