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Chi Lin Nunnery, Hong Kong

4.7
#5 of 152 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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  • Is a must visit when coming to Hong Kong. So spectacular so peaceful and so much history behind this. My dad helped built and designed this including the history of all kinds of wood used and it’s...  more »
  • This is an interesting, restful and beautiful place to rest and walk, and the vegetarian restaurant is so good that even I (a meat lover) can't resist stopping for a meal, partly due to the waterfall....  more »

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