LOVELY, ISN’T IT?!
On my last day in HK, I started bit early as I was trying to maximize the remaining hours of my stay in HK. Supposively the plan is to be at NanLian Garden at 8AM but due to some unforeseen circumstances I reached destination past 10AM which is already late as per my itinerary as I still have the HK OCEAN PARK after this. It was a bit of a walk once you stepped out of the Diamond Hill MTR station, chances of getting lost in finding the place is impossible as there are signs/directions how to get there.
GARDENERS INSIDE NANLIAN GARDEN
In an attempt to capture portraits of local worker/people, I took some photos of them. Some of the workers who maintains the area are mostly OLDIES although I feel for them as it this point of there life they should just stay at home and just finish up the crochet.
The time I as midst of working on my itinerary I did saw a picture of this place from a travel blog and I was awed and since then I promise myself I have to see this. Well to some it maybe just another landscape garden in the middle of HK but good thing I made the right decision of going here. I kindly enjoy the place as the moment you stepped inside it is like you are in a different dimension. Makes me want to learn YOGA and just sat down and feel the fresh air.
And since I am in a real hurry I ended up spending 2 hours inside so I kinda failed to enjoy the place as much as I would like to. Started walking around and non stop photo ops under a unbearable heat of the sun and God knows how I perspire.
MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GARDEN
The place is divided into 2 the NanLian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery and so after too much photos around NanLian, I headed to Chi Lin Nunnery which is few steps uphill. And Chi Lin is more of a monastery or perhaps I would say temple. There are parts inside Chi Lin where photography is prohibited and mind you someone is watching your every move. I remember this PASAWAY tourist who discretely took a photo of the Buddha and he was caught so he was asked to delete the photo.
SINCE NO PHOTOGRAPHY KAYA OUTSIDE SHOT NALANG
NOT SURE WHATCHAMACALLIT!
In my past travels I’ve seen enough temples and I swear there was a time I don’t want to look at a temple. Good thing it is my 1st time in a Chinese country so the Chinese temples are kinda new to me although I have seen some in Chinatown here in KL and SG.
POND WITHIN THE VICINITY OF CHI LIN NUNNERY
ALONG THE FACADE
INTRICATE DESIGN ON THE DOOR
Overall the place is worth to visit specially if you want to get away from the noise and large crowd of the city.
HOW TO GET HERE: via MTR and get off from DIAMOND HILL MTR Station. Just follow the signs and in about 5 minutes walk you will reach the entrance of the Nan Lian Garden.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Daily from 7AM in the morning to 9PM at night.
*Be here as early as 7am or 8am while the sunrise still bearable.
*Bring umbrella and water as the weather can be very unpredictable.
*Allot atleast 2 hours to enjoy the place.
*Best time of the day to go here is morning