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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Entry Cost to Nan Lian Gardens:

Free

Location of Nan Lian Gardens 


 

 

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