The Chi Lin Nunnery situated in Diamon Hill, just east of where I was staying in Kowloon is a beautiful complex covering a space of more than 33,000 square meters including a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, visitor’s hostels and a vegetarian restaurant. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and other bodhisattvas made from gold, clay, wood and stone. Continue reading
I visited this temple the same day after visiting the 10’000 Buddhist monastery so I was expecting a lot from the Che Kung temple based in the Tai wai area also in Sha Tin. The temple is considered to be more in the style of a Japanese shrine than a Chinese temple and the temple itself was housed in a modern building as it was built more than 300 years ago.
The second temple I visited was the 10’000 Buddhist Monastry situated at Pau Tau village, Sha Tin in the new territories of Hong Kong. The monastery was founded in 1949 by the reverend Yeut Kai and is another popular tourist decoration not only because of the temple’s beauty but due to the lure of seeing wild monkeys that can be seen roaming around the temple complex sometimes. Continue reading
Entering Hong Kong for the first time is going to be a cultural shock to anyone, let alone someone who has never entered Asia before. The universally labelled Asia’s World City has more than 600 Chinese temples spread out throughout the territory some dating back as far as 700 years so I thought it would be a good idea to see what some of the temples this vibrant city had to offer.