Chi Lin Nunnery

Top 1% of attractions in Hong Kong
9 / 10

6 expert reviews

“Not a single nail was used to build this nunnery... wooden dowels and bracket work hold everything together.”

– Fodor's

"Reconstructed in the 1990s in the style of Tang dynasty monastic architecture (A.D. 618-907), the nunnery is an amazing union of ancient building techniques and modern technology." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"One of the most beautiful and arrestingly built environments in Hong Kong, this large Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"A stunning recreation of Tang-dynasty architecture built in 1930." Full review
Afar Magazine
"A tranquil oasis in the middle of Hong Kong with exquisite gardens and temples, this was crafted just 14 years ago without the use of nails or any other intrusive metal fastening devices." Full review
Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Chin Lin Nunnery is a haven of Zen-like simplicity and meditation."
Prolong your visit to this delightful sanctuary by having a meal in the vegetarian restaurant.

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