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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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  • Visited here and the nan lin gardens which are at the same location Took the MTR from Mongkok Beautiful place, many different statues here and the building itself is a fantastic wooden structure...  more »
  • If you have ever been to Hong Kong, you will realize there are tons and tons of people all around. However, this place is less crowded and you can really feel the "peace." Also, this place is well...  more »
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  • We ate here and then walked around the amazing temple. As a self proclaimed carnivore, the vegetarian lunch was absolutely amazing. That mushroom rice was the best rice I have ever had, and all dishes were great in general. The temple itself is a wonderful place to visit, so well kept and tranquil amongst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. So many Koi! All profits go towards upkeep of the temple which is a nice bonus. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful and well maintained gardens and temple. Definitely worth a visit when visiting Hong Kong. The staff are always watching you and making sure that you stick to the rules. We started eating an ice cream on a bench and a member of staff quickly came over and asked us to eat in the cafe - so be aware 😁! The bonsai trees are fabulous as well as the waterfall and lake with hundreds of koi fish.
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