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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
852-23541735
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“nan lian garden” (307 reviews)
“diamond hill” (197 reviews)
“bonsai trees” (73 reviews)
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Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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852-23541735
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Reviewed today

Cool place, next to the Nan Lian gardens. When I was there, it was not too busy, so really enjoyed my time there.

Thank CCLGRS
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Reviewed today

After the hussle and buzzle of Hong Kong this is a nice and quiet place to relax and meditate. Together with the adjacent Nan Lian Garden this is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The monastery is quite new (opened 1998) but built with traditional...More

Thank Jürgen H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We go here quite often just to walk around. It is very peaceful and calming. It is at the halfway point in our commute home from school/work. We get off the bus right there and walk through to the MTR. It is well maintained and...More

Thank kraerichter
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Founded in 1934 and rebuilt in the 1990s, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a peaceful spot to visit. It is constructed entirely with cypress wood, without the use of any nails, and is currently the world's largest hand-made wooden building. There currently is a display...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a trip on the MTR -a short walk from Diamond Hill Station. Beautifuly crafted buildings, wonderful landscaped gardens - a sublime place for contemplation and wonder.

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you need to regain inner peace after enjoying the intensity of Hong Kong - this is a perfect place to go. Besides being a beautiful monestary, with impressive Buddhist statues, the park around the monestary is the trip woth itself. And the Tang Chinese...More

Thank Bente_Madsen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A calm and peaceful environment for quiet meditation. Featuring a number of shrines around a central courtyard that is spacious and well laid out. Quite a lot of steps so not sure if it would be suitable for someone with mobility problems. Definitely worth a...More

Thank ecrompton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chi Lin is a 'Working' monestry, therefore be aware you will come across Nuns and Priests at prayer! That said the monestry is a facinating old building and you are made welcolme!

Thank Geoffrey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chi Lin Nunnery is a beautiful, tranquil Buddhist site that was used for retreats by nuns. It is rather serene and tranquil amongst the busy life of Kowloon. It was only founded in the 1930s but rebuilt in the 1990s with architecture styles from...More

Thank DelanA82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amid the hustle and bustle of HK lie some amazing places and this is one of them. Amazing buildinds and gardens with 400 year old bonzai dotted around the place, it is just a lovely spot to visit.

Thank brettdtsvl
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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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