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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 5 days ago via mobile

A peaceful not crowded nunnery.Very relax and quiet.Crowd is not too very whelming.Near to MTR Station.

Thank Kean L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have reviewed Nan Lian Gardens separately. This nunnery is really the temple complex which adjoins Nan Lian Gardens, and really, if and when you come here, you need to visit the gardens at the same time. This whole place is fabulously serene and beautiful.

Thank Carapipi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a place for a quick look around before or after visiting Nan Lian Gardens. Tang Dynasty type architecture. Not allowed to enter most buildings nor take pictures of the interior, as they are places of worship for Buddhists.

Thank jonw_c_jun13
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a little oasis of beauty very close to the Diamond MTR(2 mins) in HK. Very well maintained and clean. Lots of signage in English too which was helpful. Even on a Sunday afternoon visit it wasn't too busy and I would highly recommend...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beautiful temple of the nunnery was rebuilt in late 90s in the style of Tang, relearned from Japan as it is lost in China. A solemn and quiet place without the usual worshiping crowd, good for a reflective or relaxing visit. It is just...More

Thank Cherry L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't realise the Chi Lin Nunnery was an add on to Nan Lian Gardens. The nunnery is a place for quietness, contemplation and prayer. There is the Buddha at the end, but you cannot take photos of this. Located close to Diamond Hill MTR...More

Thank BagpussMidlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large complex containing a temple and also some gardens.  The grounds are well kept and the temple itself is quite beautiful.  The gardens are very nice, and there is a pagoda near the center that is popular spot for taking pictures.  While...More

Thank zinear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tranquil - like an oasis in an middle of a desert. Gardens were lovely. Very enjoyable walk thru the gardens. Wear comfortable shoes and be aware you will need to be able to walk stairs. My husband and I would definitely visit it again!...More

Thank Audrey E T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This nunnery provides a calming atmosphere among the bustling city of Hong Kong. Offering visitor a comfortable environment. This nunnery is free of charge. The Buddhist monastery is surrounded by gardens and fountains and it is beautiful.

Thank anitawin88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here on our way to Nan Lian Gardens. Why not see both when you're in the area? Nan Lion Gardens was by far the most photogenic of the two places but it was still nice to be in the peaceful surroundings of...More

Thank bluewater_2004
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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
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.