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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

The restaurant inside the temple complex served vegetarian food. Particularly good was the beet salad. Bright and creamy. Be prepared for an incredibly long wait. Definitely worth it for going at least once.

Thank gluttoncritic
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chi Lin Nunnery is a very beautiful ancient-looking nunnery complex. It's free, but you're not allowed to take pictures of the shrines here. A great place to take a short break from the bustling urban setting of Hong Kong.

Thank Kartika C
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful place to chill and enjoy the tranquility. The gardens are beautiful, the temple is very impressive, and the meals at the restaurant are delicious (albeit vegetarian, and ALL meals have mushrooms)

Thank sharon m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning nunnery straight out of nan Lian gardens and super close to the MTR. Free entry, well maintained gardens with lots of history in Chinese and English. Very peaceful and offers lovely views of the gardens below.

Thank Lo2enger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this is not one of the prime tourist attractions in HK, but the visit it's worth it. Very easy to get there by metro, entering through the gardens, which are very relaxing with a beautiful Chinese theme. The nunnery temples are historic, quite...More

1  Thank VhsaTab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to spend a couple hours. You can get cheap and tasty snacks in the garden. Highly recommended if you need to take a break from the hustle of the city.

1  Thank Adam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely beautiful and a joy to go to. It is extremely peaceful and serene and you do not remember you are in the city. The statues of various buddah deities are gorgeous and there is a nice explanation of their stories next...More

Thank Headlongintohongkong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nunnery and gardens were beautiful. My family really enjoyed walking through the park. The architecture is amazing. Close to MTR stop.

Thank floridasuepg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to relax the gardens are absolutely fabulous and the size of the carp 😳you feel like you're in another world there is a restaurant which I strongly recommend to book as it's very popular and it's a vegetarian restaurant only you...More

1  Thank harold h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture, beauty and serenity of this working Buddhist nunnery is well worth a visit. When there go to the centre which describes and interprets the architecture and if you can have someone talk to you about it as it gives insight. Also include a...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
27 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
9 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.