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Chi Lin Nunnery, Hong Kong

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#5 of 143 in Parks in Hong Kong
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. Make Chi Lin Nunnery a part of your Hong Kong vacation plans using our Hong Kong trip site .
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  • Definitely recommend a visit was well worth the trip to see it, absolutely stunning just gorgeous can’t recommend enough  more »
  • We were recommended by a friend to make the visit here and it certainly didn't disappoint. The timber buildings and structures are absolutely fantastic and a marvel that they do not have any nails, sc...  more »
  • We visited the Nunnery with two kids in conjunction with seeing the Nan Lian Gardens which were all easily accessible from Diamond Hill station. I was taken back by the spiritual uplifting this place ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit with the temples and gardens and the high rises in the background. You can't take pictures inside of the statues but there are some nice ones in all gold. The outside is very picturesque with the lotus ponds and the waterfalls and gardens. It's quite easily accessible by bus or mtr, a couple minutes walk from Diamond Hill station. It's worth to come for an hour or two to explore and it's free!
  • A nice and quiet place located at the center of diamond hill. This nunnery is perfect for people whose seeking for peace of mind who appreciating buddhism.
  • A place of fantasy! Those old Chinese architectures here are very beautiful. The lotus flowers in the pool show the quietness and peace of the park. Come and take a visit. :)
  • extra points for disabled access. clean and plenty of room. not that busy when I went and possible to take baby and pram. no baby changing room for males only females.
  • Nice park to hang out with family for relaxed and the vegetarian restaurant inside this park was nice too. Ensure to make a reservation to avoid of any disappointment.
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