The Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Gardens are easily accessible from both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island by MTR. Both are only an 8-10 minute walk from the Diamond Hill Station.
Chi Lin Nunnery is a large buddhist temple constructed using traditional architecture entirely with cypress wood, without the use of any nails, and is currently the world’s largest hand-made wooden building.
The surrounding sculptured gardens, ponds and large bonsai are incredible, it’s a beautiful location with the skyscrapers of this busy city creating a surreal backdrop.
Nan Lian Gardens is located opposite Chi Lin Nunnery and is a scenic garden covering an area of 35,000 square metres. To say the gardens are spectacular is an understatement as they are so well maintained and incredibly beautiful.
Whilst there is a restaurant on premises, there is a lovely treelined area with tables and chairs where you can enjoy a packed lunch if you wish.