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Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong

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#4 of 143 in Parks in Hong Kong
Built in the classical style of the Tang Dynasty and featuring water as its central theme, Nan Lian Garden contains wooden bridges, pavilions, a waterfall, a spring, a brook, and two koi ponds. The serene setting of the garden serves a quick getaway from the city's hustle and bustle. Stroll around to admire the garden's architectural structures, such as terraces, towers, a thatch-roofed cottage, and a watermill. Arrange to visit Nan Lian Garden and other attractions in Hong Kong using our Hong Kong day trip planning site .
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  • Small garden to change the air in the middle of the building. Organisation of space quite varied with plantations and Chinese-style buildings. A good moment of relaxation.
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  • Culture, beauty and detailed gardens. Great location in the city to see especially if you are pressed for time.  more »
  • The nunnery place features all-wood structure. The layout is completely amazing. Very quiet and relaxing. There is also a restaurant that serves strictly vegetarian food. The only thing is you can't t...  more »
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  • What I like about this place is the location close to Diamond Hill Mtr Station which is connected to Hollywood Plaza which is a great shopping mall. Just walk across the road under the highway and you arrive at the beautiful oasis. Entry is free and you have the option of walking straight into the Garden area or going direct to the Monastery. There is a lift access from the street level for wheelchair access. The landscaped garden is really peaceful with the sound of water running everywhere and the architect designed it to be quiet from the hustle and bustle from outside the complex. The Structures of buildings are designed carefully to resemble architecture from thousands of years ago. The Trees planted are a variation of Bonsai, Pine trees and other interesting varieties. How they delivered the Marble Rocks and Boulders is a complete mystery to me? This Monastery was very different to the Po Lin Monastery where there were Donation boxes everywhere, I did not find a single one. All in all a great visit and you need a good 4 hours to take it all in with lunch. Enjoy.
  • I go there for lunch normally..the restaurant has been lovingly designed, food tastes delightful and ingredients used are of the highest quality in Hong Kong's Chinese Vegetarian sphere. Here the kitchen does not seem too concerned in trying to make vegetarian food look and taste like meat or have a slavish obsession with corn starch. It has a relaxed Buddha groove..there is a lovely waterfall falling over the main window..in general you get a chilled conflict free vibe.. Consider calling ahead as sometimes they have tour bookings and then the wait can be long.
  • Such a lovely place to visit. A lovely escape from the city life. Especially nice since we were there with elderly family. Would love to see more places like these around Hong Kong. No eating or drink in the park. You have eat and drink outside before coming in. Would go again to see the Temple. There is a tea /restaurant near the waterfall.
  • Definitely worth the visit! There is a cafe inside the garden with vegetarian food. Beautiful scenery and we spent the whole morning here before having lunch at Plaza Hollywood, a mall just across the street.
  • Very nice gardens, takes about an hour or so for an efficient wander but you could easily spend more time there. Well kept place and lots of photo opportunities, obviously. Mini exhibitions inside different areas too, which are interesting. Incidentally, it doesn't seem to be a massively well known place among locals outside the immediate area going by conversations I'd had with people in the New Territories. Would take guests there again but I probably wouldn't go back there alone; once did the trick.
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