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Nan Lian Gardens Kowloon Nan Lian Gardens Kowloon
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Nan Lian Gardens Kowloon

Hong Kong is a very busy modern city, land is a precious commodity, and millions of people live and work in very densely populated urban areas. Hong Kong people also have a deep respect for their history, and their culture.

Mixing the modern with the traditional is a delicate balance, this is shown perfectly in the Nan Lian Garden, which opened on 15th November 2006, it is a Tang-style landscaped Chinese garden of classical elegance based on the blueprint of the famous Jiangshouju Garden in Shanxi Province.  The garden is maintained and managed by Chi Lin Nunnery, which is still a Buddhist place of worship.

Although the location of the garden is in urban Kowloon this is a truly beautiful, colourful and scenic place with a tranquil and serene atmosphere. Whilst there are plenty of high-rise buildings in the vicinity of the garden the distant backdrop to the north is of the scenic mountain ranges of Lion Rock, Tate’s Cairn, Temple Hill and Kowloon Peak. Noise barriers shield the gardens from the sound of traffic outside the garden and mounds have been placed around the whole garden with extensive planting of trees to filter exhaust and dust from the surrounding area. 

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Chi Lin Nunnery Kowloon Chi Lin Nunnery Kowloon
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