There is a lot more to Hong Kong than just towering skyscrapers and a highly commercialized cosmopolitan outlook that make it one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic business destinations. In Hong Kong’s vast concrete jungles, there are over 600 temples, monasteries, and shrines, some of which are among the most serene and spiritual places in the city.
Located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, an area that is considered one of the most popular urban areas south of the city of Hong Kong, you will find the Chi Lin Buddhist Nunnery, which consists of more than 33,000 square meters of space.
The nunnery which was built in 1934 features traditional architectural methods that date back to the Tang Dynasty and what makes this building so remarkable is that the building has never used a single nail to hold up its structure, which makes it particularly impressive! 228,000 pieces are held together by cedar dowels and brackets.
Its aesthetically pleasing and serene surroundings at Chi Lin Nunnery are sufficient to calm even the most troubled souls. A vegetarian restaurant ensures that visitors will not feel hungry while in the area. There are numerous accommodations in the area, including temple halls, beautiful Chinese gardens, a nunnery, and hostels.
The Temple Hall
The magnificent temple hall features gold, clay and wooden statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and many other spiritual deities of Buddhism. Each statue is accompanied by bronze plaques describing it. In the garden, you can find lotus ponds, shrines, and beautiful walkways that will lift your spirits.
It is an opportunity that should not be missed. Don’t hesitate any longer if you wish to visit the Chi Lin Buddhist Nunnery.