Saturday, March 24, 2012
Finished exploring the Nan Lian Garden, Michelle, aunt and I continued our journey to the adjacent Buddhist nunnery called Chi Lin Nunnery. Hong Kong is not only packed with skyscrapers and shopping malls, but it also has a small place for a little peace, which is the Chi Lin Monastery. The temple is an ideal place for Hong Kong people to retreat from the bustle and hustle of the city. It is open between 9.30 am to 4 pm and there is no entrance fee. It takes you 1.5 hours to visit the entire site.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
On the last day of my stay in Hong Kong, Michelle’s aunt took us to visit a remarkable garden in the middle of the Kowloon city, called Nan Lian Garden or “Southern Lotus”. We took MTR, got off at Diamond Hill station and then took Exit C2. The admission to the garden is free and it is open from 7am to 9pm. It is said that the garden is packed with tourists on weekends, so it is better to visit it on weekdays to avoid queuing with others to take pictures. Fortunately, when I went there, there were not many people so I could stroll around the garden without having too much disruption. As I entered the garden, I was amazed at the beautiful Chinese architectural style. And here is where the adventure began!