Chi Lin Nunnery
60 Fung Tak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Chi Lin Nunnery Kowloon Reviews
Awesome place - place of peace in a hectic metropolis Jan 24, 2012
The Chi Lin Nunnery is the most fabulous and tranquil place I have visited in years. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come.
To me this was an unknown place but I was stunned with beauty and focus on details in any little thing where ever I walked in this astonishing park and complex. To me this was a place that just brought a big smile on my face, especially walking in the park with the golden temple.
The Chi Lin Nunnery was founded in 1934 but was rebuilt in the 1990s following the style of Tang Dynasty traditional Chinese architecture.
The present-day buildings are wood frame buildings built without the use of any iron nails. This construction is based on traditional Chinese architectural techniques dating from the Tang Dynasty that uses special interlocking systems cut into the wood to hold them in place. The Chi Lin Nunnery buildings are the only buildings to be built in this style in modern day Hong Kong.
The temple halls and the Chinese garden in front of the nunnery is open to the public daily without charge
Part of the Hong Kong, Macau & Doha in a swift week 2012 travel blog
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