Chi Lin Nunnery
Chi Lin Nunnery
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buddhist Temple Complex
    Located across the road from Nan Lian Garden this is a remarkable complex dating to 1934 when it was established as a place of retreat for Buddhist nuns. The current buildings date to 1998 after a rebuild based on traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. The nunnery is constructed from cypress timber and utilises an ancient Chinese interlocking system to hold the structure together without the use of nails or similar fastenings. Beautiful gardens and structures with many statues of the Buddha. It is a place of beauty and serenity, a tranquil oasis complimenting the Nan Lian Garden.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • ArpitaS
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful nunnery
    One of the most calming places in Hong Kong. It is in the middle of the city and yet one of the quietest places. The architecture is beautiful with dark woods. There are many halls with deities and yet it does not look cluttered. Nice place to visit for a breathe of fresh air.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 April 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    Located on a hill and next to the beautiful gardens of Nan Lian, this convent enjoys unique peace and tranquility. It is a convent for nuns. You can only visit part of it, but it's worth it. The surroundings are fabulous with beautiful temples and wonderful views of the city below.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Located on a hill and next to the beautiful gardens of Nan Lian, this convent enjoys unique peace and tranquility. It is a convent for nuns. You can only visit part of it, but it's worth it. The surroundings are fabulous with beautiful temples and wonderful views of the city below.
Written 19 April 2024
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ArpitaS
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
One of the most calming places in Hong Kong. It is in the middle of the city and yet one of the quietest places. The architecture is beautiful with dark woods. There are many halls with deities and yet it does not look cluttered. Nice place to visit for a breathe of fresh air.
Written 5 April 2024
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Jupovoa
Sao Paulo, SP71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This Japanese Temple is wonderful!! The gardens are very well cared for and beautiful!! The visit to this place is a must see!!
Written 17 February 2024
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1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The place is pleasant its a good timing visiting in december because the weather is cool. I really enjoy the peaceful and calmness of the place.
Written 8 January 2024
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The P
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Easy to walk around, very peaceful and connected above ground to gardens. Beautiful nunnery in the middle of a concrete jungle.
Written 21 December 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Located across the road from Nan Lian Garden this is a remarkable complex dating to 1934 when it was established as a place of retreat for Buddhist nuns. The current buildings date to 1998 after a rebuild based on traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. The nunnery is constructed from cypress timber and utilises an ancient Chinese interlocking system to hold the structure together without the use of nails or similar fastenings. Beautiful gardens and structures with many statues of the Buddha. It is a place of beauty and serenity, a tranquil oasis complimenting the Nan Lian Garden.
Written 18 December 2023
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Coming from the Nan Lian Garden entrance, I didn’t realize that I was in the nunnery immediately. I was exploring the whole place and it was somewhat magical with the flowers and the garden itself.

I didn’t know what the story was all about or I missed a part of the Chi Lin Nunnery where they had an introduction at the entrance but overall it was pleasing to the eyes.
Written 24 November 2023
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Penrapee R
Bangkok, Thailand208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The nunnery is within a walking distance from Diamond Hill MTR, making it convenient to visit when you want to getaway from the buzz of the city. The wooden building is beautiful, perfectly preserved and it's peaceful inside with serene garden in the middle. It's a perfect place to spend some time relaxing and being with yourself while visiting such a busy city like Hong Kong.
Written 3 April 2023
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Josh
Manila, Philippines437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The place is good. People are nicer compared to the other places. Good view, very relaxing but nothing much here. Good to visit if you have exrtra time.
Written 21 February 2023
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Carmen Santiago
Mountain View, CA2,633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
An oasis of calm, and contemplation. The temple is beautifully crafted - simple traditional Chinese architecture that is still inspiring. There are many small shrines in the temple, with their own Buddha (and descriptions in Chinese and English on the wall). The main Buddha is big, beautiful, and pulls you in. All over the courtyard are ponds with different lilies - beautiful. Behind the temple, they have a small market - in case you are in the mood for a religious trinket. Across the temple are the awesome Nan Liang Gardens - a must visit.
Written 4 February 2023
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