Diamond Hill

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Diamond Hill MTR station is on the Kwun Tong Line and has a colour scheme to match its name.  

Exit A1 takes you onto Lung Poon Street, with the Plaza Hollywood shopping mall on the right hand side across the road.  We will be heading passed the plaza to the Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery.

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Looking straight out from Exit A1 of Diamond Hill MTR station.

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Looking back at Exit A1 of Diamond Hill MTR station.

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So, not much of interest immediately around Exit A1, so headed off to the serene Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery.  This is the entrance to the gardens.

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This is a Tang Dynasty style (AD 618 - 907) garden, so includes rocks, goldfish ponds, pagodas, as well as plants.

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Inside the gardens there is restaurant sitting behind a water fall.

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Inside the gardens is the entrance to the Chi Lin Nunnery.  This is also in the Tang Dynasty style, built in 1990.  Thankfully, tripods are not permitted in here so there are no flocks of wedding photographers and their clients.

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© Helen Gray 2019