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Chi Lin Nunnery, Hong Kong

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Take in the representation of Buddhism through the unique architecture and design of Chi Lin Nunnery, a massive Buddhist complex. Enter through a series of gates, representing three important ideas in the faith: compassion, wisdom, and skillful means. Although originally built in the 1930s, the complex underwent a complete conversion into the Tang Dynasty style in 1998. The historical design dictates that the wooden frame construction be free of iron nails; instead, interlocking pieces of wood secure it. Explore the temple halls and notice the statues made of gold, clay, and wood, which represent important divinities like the Sakyamuni Buddha. You may also notice silent nuns giving offerings to Buddha. During your visit, remain respectful of this sacred place. To see more in the Tang style, combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Nan Lian Gardens. Use our Hong Kong trip generator to add Chi Lin Nunnery and other attractions to your Hong Kong vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This place is the spot of Hong Kong and is beautifully maintained and represents a large Buddhist spiritual area. To see.
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  • August 15, 2017
    When one years contributions, approximately 300 per piece, nice interesting work begins, full of ancient features of the Tang dynasty, in the city you can have these model courses in Building good characteristics.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Got down the Diamond hill station from TST. This place is peaceful and beautiful. A gem in the middle of the city. The place is well-maintained. There are several security people watching over. Wish there were more guides/signs in english around though because I didn't understand the giant rocks that lined the square. I got lots of great shots from this area as well as the Nan Lian garden across it. No entrance fees needed. Spent nothing but the whole afternoon around just admiring the sights and taking pics. Worth the visit!
  • July 9, 2017
    Very nice but very artifical. There is not so many people. Nice place to have a snack here
  • July 10, 2017
    The most beautiful gardens in Hong Kong. If you want to take a break of the busy city of Hong Kong, this is the right place!
  • June 16, 2017
    Just 5 mins away form Hollywood plaza , good to have a walk with your family and friends. There's a small restaurant where you can have some tea and ice cream!
  • May 30, 2017
    Interesting and well maintained architecture. This spot has a good energy for prayers.

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