This was our second visit to Hong Kong so we wanted to fill in some of the places we hadn’t seen.
Hong Kong is a busy city. Our visit was prior to all of the present troubles so we did not see any of the protests. One thing was very obvious though, when we first visited, many years before, Hong Kong had been a very cosmopolitan city. There were many Western faces in the crowds. That had changed. There was hardly a Westerner to be seen.
Our first stop was Chi Lin Nunnery at Diamond Hill. This is a beautiful, serene corner of Hong Kong – an oasis of calm. The extensive gardens are so incredible. In the midst of the bustle is this gem of peace. It feels as if the city, with all its manic 21st century madness, has melted away.