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The History Of Hong Kong's Nan Lian Garden In 1 Minute

Picture of Michaela Fulton
Updated: 26 June 2016
Nan Lian Garden is a scenic location that is meticulously landscaped. It cuts through Diamond Hill’s high-rise apartments and is a public park that everyone can enjoy.

Every rock, body of water, plant and timbered structure has been placed according to specific rules and ideals throughout the entire 35,000-square-meter area. The garden, which opened in 2006, was designed and constructed by the Chi Lin Nunnery – who were entrusted with the majority of the responsibility for planning and constructing the whole garden – and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government. The garden is set against the majestic mountain range, providing a stunning backdrop, while a full view of southeast Kowloon lies to the front.

Although located in urban Kowloon, the garden was built to resemble the elegant and classical style of the Tang dynasty. The buildings were painted with muted colors in order to harmonize with nature, while a small red bridge and a gold pagoda stands out above the rest.

It’s a tranquil place with a serene atmosphere, making it the perfect inner-city escape for those who need a break from the chaotic streets of Hong Kong.

5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2354 1888