Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery

The Nan Lian Garden is situated at Diamond Hill and is easy accessible by the MTR. Right beside is the Chi Lin Nunnery and you can do both on a half day trip.

The garden is built in the Tang Dynasty style (618 AD to 907 AD). Hills, rocks, ponds, plants and trees are arranged according to the Tang style and rules. It is a tranquil place surrounded by skyscrapers and roads.

The Chi Lin Nunnery is a Buddhist temple complex and also built in the Tang Dynasty style. It was built without any iron nails and uses special interlocking systems cut into the wood to hold everything in place.

There is no entry fee and a must-see if you visit Hong Kong.