Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Chi Lin Nunnery

The Chi Lin Nunnery is a Buddhist complex, built in the 1930s in the style of the Tang Dynasty, showing the harmonious nature of people with their environment.  No nails were used in the construction of the Nunnery, the sections of wood are all locked together in the same manner as a jigsaw puzzle.  The complex is entered through three gates, representing compassion, wisdom, and the skills of people.

Chi Lin Nunnery

The first courtyard of the Nunnery holds the Lotus Pond Garden, featuring four ponds with water lilies and beautifully-maintained Bonsai trees.

 Lotus Pond Garden

 Bonsai trees

The halls of the temple contain statues of Buddha and of the deities that inhabit the four cardinal points of the compass, representing protection against evil.

Temple halls

The Nunnery is nestled among the high rises of modern Hong Kong, offering a tranquil oasis and, when combined with the beautiful Nan Liam Garden across the street, an incredibly beautiful and relaxing experience.

Temple among the high rises

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