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DIAMOND HILL

Diamond Hill is famous for Chi Lin wooden nunnery, built following traditional architecture. It is the largest building in the world to be constructed using no nails.

The Chi Lin nunnery is based on a Tang Dynasty-style architecture dating back to AD 618-907.

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Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
The timber structures in the project are designed to have a service life of 500 years.
Chi Lin nunnery
The design of the building group is in accordance with the traditional rules of ancient Chinese architecture.
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin Nunnery is covering over 30,000 square meters with 16 halls.
Chi Lin nunnery
There is a lotus pond with bushes and bonsai in the Chi Lin Nunnery ground.
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Pictures inside the Monastery's halls are forbidden. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy and so on...
Chi Lin nunnery
The Monastery, the background, remains open until 4pm30 in the evening. The lotus pond rock garden remains open until 7pm in the evening.
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Peaceful lotus ponds welcome the visitors when entering inside Chi Lin nunnery.
Chi Lin nunnery
Some halls contain many religious relics such as huge golden Buddha statues.
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
On east side of Chi Lin nunnery, there is a nice garden also but not as beautiful as Nan Lian Garden.
Chi Lin nunnery
The Chi Lin Nunnery is built on an area with facilities for elderly services, library, school, nunnery, a pagoda and various worship temples.
Chi Lin nunnery
Chi Lin nunnery
Chuk Yuen village
Remainings of Chuk Yuen village at the junction of Shatin Pass Road and Lung Cheung Road.
Chuk Yuen village
Occupying an area of 3.5 hectares, Nan Lian Garden is built in the Tang Dynasty style. Besides adorned with characteristic timber structures, the garden is decorated with bizarre rocks and planted with many old and valuable trees.

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Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden

The garden, a public park designed in the Tang Dynasty-style, was officially opened in November 2006.

Nan Lian Garden
The Nan Lian garden was a joint project of the Chi Lin Nunnery and the Government. The Chi Lin Nunnery is entrusted with its management and maintenance.
Nan Lian Garden
All the timber structures are built and arranged according to classical Tang style and rules.
Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden
The Pavilion Bridge is a roofed pavilion, which doubles up as a bridge, offering shade seating for enjoying the view.
Nan Lian Garden
Two twin bridges connect the Pavilion of Absolute Perfection to the north and south shores.
Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden


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