Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hidden gems of HK: Chi Lin Nunnery


Having spent pretty much my entire life in Hong Kong, I thought moving back to Hong Kong (after my stint in NYC) would be quite a snore. As someone who loves exploring and trying new things, I thought - what's so fun about moving to a city that you already know inside out? 

But boy was I wrong. There's a surprising amount that Hong Kong has to offer that I had really never taken advantage of before.  Aside from the numerous hikes I've been on (which is another blog post), there are temples, colorful markets and a plethora of hidden cafes and speakeasies that have recently popped up. And with that I want to introduce you to my new series, where I will aim to document any gems I've found in Hong Kong. 


First up is an excursion I made with fellow blogger Court (who runs the amazing heyyehblog.com) to Chi Lin Nunnery and the neighboring Nan Lian Garden a couple weeks ago. Chi Lin Nunnery is quite literally a breathe of fresh air at the heart of a city jam packed with 7 million people and overrun by skyscrapers. Upon stepping through its gates, you are surrounded by lush bonsai trees and all the chaos and noises of city life are quickly washed away by the sounds of the nearby waterfall. You catch yourself breathing a little slower; walking a little lighter.  So next time you're looking for a quiet oasis amidst this sometimes oppressive urban jungle? Try spending an afternoon at the Chi Lin Nunnery. 

PS - It also makes for a great backdrop for today's what to wear to work post. Cha-ching #killingtwobirdswithonestone, multi tasking at its very best. 






Photos by: heyyehblog

Top: Grana
Scarf: Club Monaco (similar here)
Pants: Club Monaco (similar here)
Loafers: Cole Haan

2 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful, peaceful place! I hope I can go visit here myself one day -- you look like you're having such a wonderful time!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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