Next to the Chi Lin Nunnery are the Nan Lian Gardens.
The garden is built in the Tang Dynasty Style, with timber structures, clusters of bizarre rocks and planted with lots of old and valuable trees.
The garden occupies an area of 3.5 hectares, and includes a vegetarian food restaurant, Chinese tea house and exhibition rooms – when we visited in April, they showed special rocks and bamboo paintings and sketches.
Entrance is free, and it is a nice stroll. Similar to Chi Lin Nunnery, the garden is surrounded by big city buildings, so it’s an oasis with its koi fish ponds, bridges and temples.
It’s easy to get to the Chi Lin Nunnery and the Nan Lian Gardens. The address is Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon – and you just take the MTR to Diamond Hill Station and exit at C2.
The Gardens are open everyday from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.
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