Chi Lin Nunnery

Attraction Chi Lin Nunnery, 5 Chi Lin Dr Hong Kong Published on: 01-08-2016

1 hour
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Temple & Monument
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Chi Lin Nunnery is located in the heart of Diamond Hill. The temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens and a vegetarian restaurant.

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Why Chi Lin Nunnery is special ?

Established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style (AD 618–907) in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues representing divinities such as the Sakyamuni Buddha and bodhisattvas.

What to explore at Chi Lin Nunnery?

The temple complex spreads over an area of 33,000 square meters and includes a lotus pond garden together with 16 halls. As you step inside the courtyard, the blooming lotus in the pond will immediately catch your attention. Inside, in the halls, the statues of Buddhas and bodhisattvas will arouse your spiritual sense. The complex also houses a library, a school, a Ten Thousand Buddhas pagoda, bell tower and drum tower with huge hand-made drums.


How to get to Chi Lin Nunnery?

MTR Kwun Tong Line to Diamond Hill. Entrance to garden is about 5 minutes walk from exit C2 (Plaza Hollywood) at 60 Fung Tak Road (under flyover). There are tourist direction signs from the station exit.

Bus routes 11,74X,75X,82X,82P,84M,85C,85M,91,91M,92,286M to Diamond Hill Public Transport Interchange (under Diamond Hill MTR Station). Bus routes 3B,10,11C,74X,91,92 stop near garden entrance on Fung Tak Road.

The garden can also be accessed directly from adjacent Chi Lin Nunnery by pedestrian footbridge over Fung Tak Road.


Selling points

  • Serene place to visit
  • Fantastic and fascinating
  • Peaceful,beautiful Buddhist Temple
  • Peace amidst the chaos
  • Serenity in the middle of a bust city
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Tips for you

  • Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the temple restaurant for true tranquility and peace.
  • It's a cool little photo oppotunity with cool architecture, sky scrapers and green hills in the back ground.
  • The Chi Lin nunnery is easily reachable by MTR (exit at Dimaond Hill station) and bus.
  • Try to visit either early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • If you are interested in the traditional Chinese architecture and horticultural skill then you won't regret in paying this nunnery a visit.


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Only one more MTR stop from TST (to quote Wikipedia, "Tsim Sha Tsui often abbreviated as TST, is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong") beyond the Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, this is a very special place to visit, one that establishes an island of peace and tranquility in the cacophonic and hectic city. The absence of the hordes that we saw at the Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple and the large outdoor courtyard no doubt contributed to the more serene feel of the nunnery. The buildings were almost all wooden, simpler in style than the Taoist temple and without ornate decoration. There were, though, beautiful prayer rooms in which gorgeous statues relevant to the faith were situated and which statues had lovely, exquisitely arranged offerings of fruit and flowers. Gentle music was piped in with a chanter singing a soothing song or prayer. This is truly a refuge and one very worth a visit. The gardens below the nunnery were also very attractive and serene having water features, perfectly manicured trees and landscaping that was immaculate. Well worth an hour or more of your time.

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Beautiful 1930 temple in HK all made of wood. bonsais and lotus can be found everywhere. You can hear the chanting coming from the back of the Temple and also appreciate the beautiful Buddhas

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You don't have to be Buddhist to appreciate this wonderful place. Peace, gardens and beautiful buddha.

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The Chi Lin Nunnery is beautifully designed and maintained. It's a beautiful way to leave most of the noise of the city behind, even though the high rises loom above. Also a nice cafe. Really great way to spend a morning or afternoon and easily accessible from the MTR transit.

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The Nunnery grounds are in very good shape. The statues looks new and high quality -- for me, it was a real contrast with the Man Mo temple. There wasn't a lot of incense burning here and I personally didn't get the sense it was active as a temple. It's easy to access from the Diamond Hill MTR station. it's quite quiet and peaceful. Worth the visit.I really like to take a lot of pictures and there were signs for

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