Kowloon, Sightseeing

First visit to Nan Lian Gardens in Kowloon

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… Continue reading First visit to Nan Lian Gardens in Kowloon

Kowloon, Sightseeing

First visit to Chi Lin Nunnery in Kowloon

Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex located in Diamond Hill, in Kowloon. The MTR station is also called Diamond Hill - and this time the Monastery is easy to find and sign-posted! Not like the Ten Thousands Buddha Temple in Sha Tin, which we nearly missed. Covering a space of more than… Continue reading First visit to Chi Lin Nunnery in Kowloon

HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens are located in the Mid-Levels, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak. It occupies an area of 5.6 hectares and was founded in 1871 as a Botanic Garden. It was renamed in 1975 as Botanical and Zoological Gardens to reflect the increased commitments to zoological exhibits. Bounded by… Continue reading First visit to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens

HK Island, Sightseeing

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

On Saturday I decided to visit the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, which is located in side the Hong Kong Park in Central. It’s open every day (except Tuesdays) and admission is free. The museum is located in a historical building, it was the former office and residence of the Commander of British Forces… Continue reading Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware