Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Chi Lin Nunnery Reviews: 4.5/5

Chi Lin Nunnery
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Gardens
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Mazkeret Batya, Israel60 contributions
Sirenity
Nov 2020
The garden and nunnery are a beautiful place to calm down, relax and meditate. It is artificial, yet full of the beauty of nature. Tacked in a residential area it make one appreciate it even more.
, A wonderful place to experience the spirit of Buddhism and serenity.
Written 9 November 2020
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nikita dino
Hong Kong, China86 contributions
Quiet peaceful place in the middle of the city
Sep 2020 • Solo
What a sanctuary in the middle of Kowloon, very clean and quite a fascinating architecture. Worth a visit if you got 2-3 spare.
Written 22 September 2020
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Lilu
Kowloon, China17 contributions
Must visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Is a must visit when coming to Hong Kong.
So spectacular so peaceful and so much history behind this. My dad helped built and designed this including the history of all kinds of wood used and it’s transportation.

Staff were very helpful.

So glad we took our kids and their friends there

Such an iconic place to me.
Written 19 July 2020
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Suzanne S
3 contributions
An oasis in there city
Jun 2020
This is an interesting, restful and beautiful place to rest and walk, and the vegetarian restaurant is so good that even I (a meat lover) can't resist stopping for a meal, partly due to the waterfall vista from within
Written 14 June 2020
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MsMkonnichiwa
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
Calming and lovely. Design in wood provides coolness even on a very hot day
May 2020 • Couples
It’s peaceful, big, impressive, and calming. Lovely. Beautifully done with the Bonsai, pond, rocks matched with quotes. My only suggestion is to have ages listed for the bonsai, and to list where the rocks came from.
Written 16 May 2020
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Sojourn24229
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
Great Value for Vegetarian Cuisine
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a Hong Kong Treasure. Although the architecture is totally fake/made of cement, it's done with pure heart and it *is* a beautiful garden. I have trouble believing any nuns actually live there (that is probably who they took over the park from?) but the vegetarian food is *EXCELLENT* and so cheap for large groups. The only problem is the extremely bright overhead lighting, but they are probably following gov't regulations b/c make no mistake about it: this is a gov't run restaurant.
Written 3 April 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China133,854 contributions
One of Hong Kong's most beautiful locations
Feb 2020
The Chi Lin Nunnery is one of our special places in Hong Kong. Originally built in 1934, the monastery building and grounds you see today were opened to the public in 2000. This is a peaceful and tranquil place that is beautifully maintained. Chi Lin along with the adjacent Nan Lian Gardens are free to visit and open from 7am to 7pm daily.

What you find here is a Buddhist monastic complex constructed of cedar wood and built in the style of the Tang Dynasty. There are a handful of halls, each fitted with beautiful shrines with gilded and colourful statue figures representing manifestations of Buddha. The main hall includes five large gilded figures (3 Buddha figures and 2 attending disciples) is particularly impressive.

Note that they ask you to not take photos in this area of the monastery. There is information posted next to each hall with Chinese and English text, allowing you to read up and learn about the figures on display in each.

You can take pictures in the open courtyard which are decorated with numerous manicured shrubs and flowering plants. This is a Lotus Pond Garden with four delightful pools, it is an attractive setting and easy place to relax and enjoy yourself.

Overall, this is a place you can easily spend half an hour. Add an addition 30-45 minutes to browse the grounds and exhibition galleries of the Nan Lian Garden which is connected by bridge to the other side of the street running along side the Nunnery. Collectively, these two attractions represent one of the most beautiful locations to visit in Hong Kong, a place loved by residents and visitors alike.
Written 20 February 2020
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JoeBenevides
Fresno, CA294 contributions
Beautiful!
Feb 2020
The Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex located in the Diamond Hill neighborhood of Kowloon, just a few minutes walk from the Diamond Hill MTR station. It was founded in 1934 as a retreat for Buddhist nuns and was rebuilt in 1998 following the traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy, Guanyin, and other bodhisattvas.
Written 18 February 2020
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Julie D
5 contributions
Interesting and Peaceful
Feb 2020
It was not busy and some parts were blocked off but still a wonderful experience finding out about it and how it started. It was very peaceful once you stepped into 5he temple area. It is on a huge piece of land with a school and restaurant. It was interesting to stand in one part and see the tall buildings in the background. I recommend you visit there when in Hong Kong.
Written 13 February 2020
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MHL
London, UK260 contributions
Oasis escape
Dec 2019 • Solo
Oasis escape from busy urban Kowloon.
Quite relaxing place offering variety of beauty, knowledge, history, art, landscape, architecture and spiritual atmosphere.
Different beautiful gardens including ponds with beautiful lilies (which were highlight for me), stunning collection of rocks, wise quotations, authentic templates, architecture model exhibition with history information posters, religious jewellery exhibition.
All free of charge.
Souvenir shop with free tea tasting; coffee shop & restaurant on site
Written 9 February 2020
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