Tranquility in Diamond Hill.

On Monday's I work in a School in Diamond Hill, I love getting the chance to go there once a week because there are some great spots to have an explore around after school.

Diamond hill is home to the beautiful Nan Lian gardens and Chi Lin Nunnery, a spot which seems to be left off the itinerary of many tourists, keeping the tranquility of the gardens in tact.

Peace in the midst of the concrete jungle.

You can have dinner under a water fall! Not for meat lovers. This restaurant adheres to the Buddhist diet, serving up strictly vegetarian dishes.

When my uncle came to visit we went to the Song Cha Xie (Pine Tea House), this is a lovely little spot and a visit really added to the experience of the gardens. We swapped our shoes for slippers at the door, and enjoyed traditional Chinese tea in this Tsang Dynasty style tea house. A great spot to come and rewind from the hectic city lifestyle. Definitely worth splashing out on the $120 (around £10) minimum spend per person. I have my last lesson at that school before summer in two weeks, so I'm planning on going after work as an end of year treat.

Chi Lin Nunnery
Across the road from the garden's there is the Chi Lin Nunnery, boasting some beautiful Lotus Ponds. You can walk around the Nunnery from 9-4.

Lotus Ponds

The garden's are about a 5 minute walk from Diamond Hill MTR, take exit C2 and the gardens are well sign posted.

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