Uncover more of the city's spectacular sights and get a dose of its culture and history by visiting the gorgeous temples it has to offer. We've listed 8 of the most beautiful ones to head to––all of which deserve a spot on your camera roll.
1. Chi Lin Nunnery
Chi Lin Nunnery is undeniably one of the most stunning temples in Hong Kong. The Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple complex is a place to unwind and soothe your soul. The ornate gardens stand out among Diamond Hill's high rise buildings.
Originally a place of retreat for Buddhist nuns, the site was founded in 1934 and was eventually redesigned in the style of the Tang dynasty in the 1990s. The temple's traditional Chinese architectural technique uses special interlocking systems cut into the wood to hold them in place.
It is home to three types of status, the Sakyamuni Buddha, Guanyin, the goddess of mercy, and bodhisattvas made up of gold, clay, and wood. Other features include a library, a pagoda, and a 3.5-hector urban garden that has intricately designed ornate timber structure, and tranquil pools filled with lotus flowers.
Chi Lin Nunnery; 5 Chi Lin Drive, Sheung Yuen Leng, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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