Seeking Serenity at Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Garden

nan lian gardens hong kong

The Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong can be a much-needed respite from the hectic urban life of the city. The classical Chinese garden was opened in 1934 but is designed in the style of the Tang Dynasty. Nowadays there are highway ramps perched atop some parts of the garden area, but it remains a tranquil haven in the middle of Hong Kong.

nan lian gardens hong kong

The vast garden is full of wonderful tree arrangements, water elements, rocks and beautiful traditional style buildings. Spend a sunny afternoon admiring the waterfalls or just relaxing by a lotus pond and you’ll soon forget you’re in the middle of a massive metropolis.

nan lian gardens pagoda hong kong

The golden pagoda at Nan Lian Garden is particularly impressive

nan lian gardens hong kong

The rockery offers exhibitions of rock formations and potted plants

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nan lian gardens hong kongnan lian gardens hong kong

nan lian gardens hong kong

The garden is filled with wonderful features such as wooden bridges and pagodas

nan lian gardens hong kong

nan lian gardens hong kong

The tranquil garden is also home to the Chi Lin Nunnery, a large Buddhist temple with endless nooks of calm to explore. This more traditional side to Hong Kong offers a wonderful change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle waiting on the other side of the garden’s gates.

chi lin nunnery hong kong

chi lin nunnery hong kong

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