Hong Kong Tour | 13 Hong Kong Iconic Chi Lin Nunnery Images

A rather unique and quaint Buddhist Nunnery, beautiful gardens, beautiful statues and the sighting of a Nun is like the sighting of Bigfoot

 

 On stormy days it can be moody and atmospheric

On stormy days it can be moody and atmospheric

Not much to add in text (except what I write after the images) this is a visual treat - just visit. 

 Set against a backdrop of public housing estates

Set against a backdrop of public housing estates

 Beautiful grounds which are cared for with a touch of love

Beautiful grounds which are cared for with a touch of love

 Immaculate and what lovely trees

Immaculate and what lovely trees

 Lot's of Lotus Flower ponds

Lot's of Lotus Flower ponds

 Built out of cedar wood and no nails were used in the construction of the wooden buildings

Built out of cedar wood and no nails were used in the construction of the wooden buildings

 Impressive eh! 

Impressive eh! 

 During the week it is never crowded unless it is a Public Holiday

During the week it is never crowded unless it is a Public Holiday

 Very impressive and very expensive gold leaf statues in the Main Hall

Very impressive and very expensive gold leaf statues in the Main Hall

 The rather elusive Bigfoot

The rather elusive Bigfoot

 Lotus flowers are somewhat abundant at the Nunnery

Lotus flowers are somewhat abundant at the Nunnery

 If you are lucky dragonflies land on the dragon heads a 2 for 1 shot

If you are lucky dragonflies land on the dragon heads a 2 for 1 shot

 ...and of course it looks really, really good on a sunny day

...and of course it looks really, really good on a sunny day

13 images do not do the Chi Lin Nunnery justice, it is a place you simply must visit... opened in 1998 it is not old but it is very tranquil and the proverbial oasis in a mad house. 

Located in Diamond Hill in Kowloon, it does require a bit of effort to get to but it is worth it, more so if you actually see one of the elusive and very private nuns. 


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Posted on June 20, 2013 and filed under Iconic Hong Kong.