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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday

We were on a cruise which docked at Kai Tak. We got the shuttle to Hollywood Plaza and found this nunnery listed on a map, along with Nan Lian Garden - both really great places to visit and rather off the beaten tourist track.

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Finally got the chance to visit this place - long overdue as this is just beside the Wong Tai Sin temple complex in the Diamond Hill MTR. The place less crowded easily accessible with a Japanese garden theme. The area is also has free entry...More

Thank Benson C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beuatiful gardens and Buddhist shrine. Much more upscale and secluded feeling than Buddhist shrines we have seen in other countries. It is worth a detour to see this location even though only 100 years old or so.

Thank Juliez46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple and gardens. It was worth the visit. We got there by using the MTR, it was only a short walk from the diamond hill stop.

Thank HollyLMitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful place, good opportunity to learn more about the Buddhist traditions and story. Gardens very beautiful and well kept

Thank BristolDanish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Chi Lin Nunnery when visiting the Nan Lian Gardens (see separate review) in Hong Kong. They are just across the road from each other. The Nunnery has a beautiful garden and is very peaceful and quiet. The building has an inner courtyard...More

Thank lynlcee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nunnery (just next to the gardens) was in immaculate condition and a very peaceful place to visit. There were very few other people when we went (on a Friday lunchtime) and the pools in front of the main building were lovely.

Thank ScotTravller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time here, just wandering around, looking at the beautiful garden and surroundings. There are two parts to the area, so be sure to visit both.

Thank Arlene001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit out of the way, but not impossible. We were based in Central (LKF), and took an Uber for $20. All tourist attractions in HKG are unbelievably crowded (if you have been to global attractions like the Colosseum, multiply the crowds by hundreds)....More

Thank Chicago_visitor1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally, if you want to see Tang Dynasty-style buildings, the place to go is Japan (since none exist in China). But now, you can enjoy Tang-style architecture in Hong Kong at the Chi Lin Nunnery! The temple complex is expansive and is rarely crowded. You...More

Thank hokenyu
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10 September 2017|
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Response from 259elainel2015 | Reviewed this property |
few senior nuns speak good english but i doubt you can meet them as they are always busy.
Regina O
7 May 2017|
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Response from Deta B | Reviewed this property |
just go to Diamond Hill and actually there a small sign to Nan Lian Garden (via Plaza Hollywood). you can enter the Nan Lian Garden first. from there theres actually a bridge that connect directly to the Chi Lin Nunnery.
Pam S
27 April 2017|
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Response from 259elainel2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, it only opens for lunch and dinner everyday. For the 1st and 15th day of Chinese lunar calendar, it will be very crowded and unlikely to get a table. Pre booking will be helpful.