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Thursday, 30 July 2015

A VISIT TO NAN LIAN GARDEN #1, HONG KONG.

Hong Kong, Day 5 - Nan Lian Garden #1.

After our grand farewell dim sum breakfast treat at Cheerful Sky Cuisine, Pete and his wife wanted to take us to visit the Nan Lian Garden at Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill.
From the dim sum restaurant, we took a walk on the overhead bridge to the Kwun Tung Ferry Pier.

A ferry passing the pier.

A skyline view of Hong Kong near Kwun Tung Ferry Pier.

View of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal taken near the ferry pier.

While walking to the Kwun Tong bus terminus, we saw a lady fishing over the railing. We were curious and we stopped to see and ask what she was fishing. She told us that she was fishing for "leng yu or ling yu". She had 4 "leng or ling" fishes in the plastic container. These fishes are used to make the delicious fish balls that we had tasted. And so far, the best fish balls that we have tasted were those at Wong Chi Kei in Macau.
We boarded a bus at the Kwun Tong Bus terminus to Fung Tak Road.

We alighted from the bus at Fung Tak Road and followed the direction to Nan Lian Garden.

Here we were at the Nan Lian Garden located at 60, Fung Tak Road. Note the opening hours: 7.00 am to 9.00 pm.
Aerial map of Nan Lian Garden. Nan Lian Garden is a classical garden in a modern city of Hong Kong. It is situated at Diamond Hill, Kowloon, occupying an area of 35,000 sq. m. It is bordered by the Hammer Hill Road and Lung Cheung Road.
The garden and the adjacent Chi Lin Nunnery are built to represent the enactment of timber structure and garden of the ancient Tang Dynasty style in modern times.

A traditional Chinese landscape garden - serenity in the midst of urban hustle and bustle.

The garden is an ingenious limitation of nature by man.

Buddhist Pines are planted in the garden.



Beautiful pink flowers amidst the greens.

Beautifully shaped trees.
That's hubby busy photographing.

Underground water pipe emitting water mist.

The water mist creating a mystical atmosphere.

Tree in different shades of green.

It was a very hot day and the water mist helps to cool down the temperature.

These two are not labeled. If I am not mistaken, these are petrified tree trunks!

These rocks add to the beauty of the garden.

Rocks of different shapes and sizes can be found in the garden.

Under the scorching sun, we welcome the sight and sound of this waterfall.

The plants here are so green and healthy.

Even though it was a very hot day, we enjoyed the visit to this beautiful garden.

The garden is also very clean and well maintained.

Thank you, Mrs Pete for making time to visit this garden with us on our last day in Hong Kong. Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude for you and Pete, making us feel so pampered and special during our stay in Hong Kong.

I have decided to do 2 postings on Nan Lian Garden.

Linking to Good Fences.

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58 comments:

  1. Quite hetic to get to the Nan Lian garden...walk, used ferry & lastly bus. Indeed the garden is very well maintained. Love the greens & they are so nicely trimmed. Worth your effort to go there.

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    1. Hi Irene, yes we walked but no need to use the ferry, we just passed by the ferry pier, walked under the bridge to the bus terminus, hopped onto the bus to the garden. It was worth the walk and hot sun to see the beautiful garden.

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  2. Leng yu....is it this fish only hv one side face? Here it's called ikan sebelah, i think. Hubi said masak "tau cheong" sedap.

    Lovrly langskap in the garden So well maintained. Not easy.

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    1. This is not the ikan sebelah. It looks like normal fish but as you can see from the picture, its body surface looks kind of dirty looking. First time I saw this fish. There's plenty of hard work and dedication to maintain the garden.

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  3. Beautiful, with that mist effect. Worth the journey there lah.

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    1. Oh yes, Stacy. We were glad we went and also thanks to our host for suggesting this place.

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  4. I loves the picture of the ferry passing the pier...

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  5. Nancy, I love the garden! The plants and the landscaping is so beautiful.

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, if we have visited early in the morning or evening when its not that hot, we would have taken more time to enjoy the scenery.

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  6. The Chinese garden is fantastic. It is real masterpiece and it completely different from European ones

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    1. It was a fantastic imitation of the ancient garden of the Tang dynasty. Its really beautiful.

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  7. Hello Nancy, what a lovely tour of the gardens. Very pretty plants and trees and the water features are beautiful. Great series, thanks for sharing your visit. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hi Eileen, thank you. Next post i will show the ponds which are also very beautiful.

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  8. Nancy, I love the gardens, the waterfalls, everything! Thank you so much for sharing, it is dangerously hot and humid here in Montreal and this is just what I needed! :)

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    1. Hi Linda, over here the weather has cooled down a bit due to the rain. My plants are also feeling better now...lol!

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  9. Nancy those beautiful trees were so enchanting, a real delight.

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    1. Yes, it was a delight to walk in the garden.

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  10. WOW!!! What a beautiful garden. I'm so glad you could feast your eyes on this. It's so beautiful and serene. It takes my breath away. Thanks for sharing this.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. It was beautiful even without much flowers, just the trees and the view was really enchanting!

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  11. I have never seen an artifical water mist, it looks really charming!

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    1. The water mist helps the trees stay fresh and healthy by keeping the weather cool.

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  12. FABULOUS garden! love the trees and water features and rocks! pretty bay area, too.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. I was very attracted to the beautiful scenery!

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  13. I love gardens and this one is breathtakingly beautiful. The work that goes into keeping this up is amazing too.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Breath-taking indeed and lots of hard work.

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  14. Wow.. really walked a lot here then.. so much to see.... never mind, can lose more calories for good food!! :)

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    1. Really need the walk to lose the calories from the heavy dim sum breakfast!

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    1. Thank you, Cloudia. Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Very detailed and informative tour post! Love this and God bless you! :*

    Take care and have a great day!
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    1. Hi Raya, God bless you too! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  17. Oh what a gorgeous garden- I love it when they have those water misters..it really does cool everything down quite a bit in the heat.

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    1. Hi Terri, yes the water mist makes a lot of difference to the environment.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great day!

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  19. Wow! That garden is amazing and just so beautiful. It has great fences and so many lovely plants, trees, flowers. I enjoyed your tour through it very much.

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    1. Thank you, Ida for coming along in my tour of the garden. I am glad you enjoyed the tour.

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  20. What a beautiful place in the middle of this noisy and crowded city.

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    1. Hi Carola, they did a wonderful and fantastic work in building and maintaining the garden in the midst of the city.

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  21. Gorgeous gardens and trees! I adore walking public gardens and arboretums! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tina, this is one of the best and beautiful garden I have visited.

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  22. What a lovely garden to explore. Looks absolutely inviting and refreshing.

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    1. If it was not so hot, we would love to spend more time enjoying the garden.

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  23. I've never been to Hong Kong but if I ever do these are great place to keep in mind.
    That looks so fun and the place is so beautiful!
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    1. Yes, you must remember to visit this garden, it is worth the visit.

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  24. Aww! such a beautiful account of the place. The pictures make the place look so familiar.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    I have been to HongKong but not to this park. Probably time to go there again? :)

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    1. Hi Nisha, the garden was opened to public end of 2006. Remember to visit this place on your next trip to Hong Kong.

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  25. A lovely place, with a wonderful variety of fences and beautiful trees

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a lovely day!

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  26. I've never been to Hong Kong! I'd like to visit though.

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    1. Hi Lux, it is an interesting place and the food there is fantastic!

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  27. So many things to see. Beautiful botanical garden.

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    1. Hi Rose, come back to visit with me the 2nd part of the garden.

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    1. Yes, I love and admire the trees in the garden too! Have a lovely weekend!

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  29. You must love visiting this beautiful garden since you are a avid gardener.

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    1. Hi Mun, I love gardens and plants. Its not easy to keep the plants healthy all the time. Even with the few plants in my garden, I am finding it hard work.

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Thank you for your visits and encouraging comments. They are greatly appreciated. Have a beautiful day.

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