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A nice quiet place in the heart of the city with a good restaurant

I knew it was a place to visit, however, my first visit was to the vegetarian restaurant in the evening. A very popular restaurant and it's preferably with reservation. Food was... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I knew it was a place to visit, however, my first visit was to the vegetarian restaurant in the evening. A very popular restaurant and it's preferably with reservation. Food was good but I would think it's a little pricey. As a tourist, I would still think it's a good place to go especially for any vegetarian/vegan.

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A very nice and quite place in the middle of such a huuuge, loud and fast city! We loved the contrary to that and enjoyed some peaceful hours here.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Buddhist monastery is quite large but easy to see in a short visit - plan to spend about 1 hour viewing the temple and gorgeous landscaping. These are smaller temples on each side of the main Buddhist temple each dedicated to a smaller god. The best part of this temple is the landscaping with water lily ponds and Bonsai... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located right next to Nan Lian Gardens. We visited Nan Lian then followed a sign and walked out to Chi Lin Nunnery. We were not able to snap.photos in the temple (praying area) but we were just at the garden before it. The bonsais are just magnificent! Some had flowers,some didn't. They were all different species. Saw a number of... More 

Thank WynTn
Pune, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little off-track but totally worth it!! The nunnery itself is lovely and the adjoining garden is a lovely walk-through. The koi pond is so pretty!! Must visit

Thank Aradhana Hanna G
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The nunnery has a square courtyard after entering the main gate, that is embellished with beautiful gardens and ponds full of multicolored lotuses. The main deity is a giant buddha statue, gold plated, with his disciples also making a presence by his side. Opposite the temple, on the other side of the road is a beautifully landscaped garden with pools... More 

Thank Ajeet N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so worth a visit ...... The place is so calming. Beautiful building amazing chanting to be heard...... So peaceful.

Thank Donna H
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to bring people who are visiting Hong Kong - a great insight into Buddhism. Beautiful and scenic!

Thank Georgieross
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare gem in the centre of a busy city like Hong Kong. No sign of pollution here. We enjoyed our morning walk tremendously. Buddhist or not buddhist, you will enjoy a visit to this serene garden, and different exhibitions, some free some with a small entry fee, inside the various buidings of the temple. As tourists, this is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tranquil oasis with trees and water blocking the sounds of the roads all around. This is a peaceful escape from a frenetic city. A wonderful refreshing interlude in my day.

Thank saxifragia

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