Travels in HK: Chi Lin Nunnery with kids

My 3 year old had the day off school so I decided it was time for a HK adventure.

Little Steps is a great resource for parents in HK with tips on where to go, eat, shop & travel.  I had read their review of the Chi Lin Nunnery and decided to Diamond Hill we would venture….


The nunnery is at Diamond Hill MTR, 30 minutes from Central.  Take the Tsuen Wan line from Central to Mongkok (5 stops).  Then it’s an easy walk across the platform to the Kwun Tong line where you go another 6 stops.   Exit at Diamond Hill and follow signs to the Chi Lin Nunnery.

Rather surprisingly for the middle of HK, it’s a beautiful, zen Buddhist temple complex with gorgeous gardens.  I don’t think i’ve ever known such serenity in Hong Kong!  My daughter loved darting about the gardens, wandering inside the temples and looking at the lotus ponds.  Contrary to what Little Steps says, I don’t think it’s that buggy friendly.  Toilets are clean with baby changing facilities and drinking fountains.

Long Man Lou, the vegan restaurant in the Nan Liang gardens opens from 12.  If, like us you weren’t feeling the vegan, you can head to the neighbouring Plaza Hollywood shopping mall food court.

All in all, a thumbs up for a toddler friendly cultural morning in Hongkers.

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