The tranquil gardens of Nan Lian

Nan Lian Garden of Kowloon – Hong Kong


Built-in the style of the Tang Dynasty, Nan Lian Garden is a Chinese garden of classical elegance.


Kowloon Skyline backdrop



Hong Kong skyline over Nan Lian



Situated in the bustling urban area of Kowloon, amongst Hong Kong’s high rise blocks, the timber carvings and alluring bonsais give the garden a tranquil and serene atmosphere.



Main pavilion inside Nan Lian Garden



The four elements of Tang style gardens are strategically placed; rock, water, timber, and trees. On entering the gardens, visitors have to pass through the Black Lintel Gate before reaching the Chinese Timber Architecture Gallery.



Wood is one of the four elements of Chinese architecture


Best time to visit Hong Kong

March – April & October – November



Lanterns in Nan Lian Garden


The gallery contains wooden models of traditional Chinese timber structures and illustrates construction methods such as those used at Chi Lin Nunnery. Following the one-way route, visitors stroll along the Banyan Grove and Pine Path South before reaching the Lotus Pond. 


Lotus pond Hong Kong



pretty pink flowers in Nan Lian's pond courtyard



In the Lotus Pond is the stunning gold Perfection Pavilion connected by two red-painted timber Zi Wu Bridges.



Golden pavilion peeking through bonsai trees in Nan Lian


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Location of Nan Lian Gardens 



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