Nan Lian Garden - an artificial oasis of aesthetics in the midst of skyscrapers

I continue the theme of urban parks, which I somehow like. In Moscow it Tsaritsyn parkin Bangkok Lumpini Parkand in Hong Kong is the Nan Lian Garden. About the latter today and will be discussed. If you have not been there, go, I recommend, a very pleasant place! Almost in the center and from the subway very close.

Nan lian garden

I was driving with a friend with city ​​beachwhich you can read about too (yes, inHong Kong, too, is where to swim), and on the way back we stopped at this park. At first I was worried that I didn’t have time for it during the daytime, however, after I started taking pictures, I didn’t regret that I saw him in that light. Although I, of course, is not objective, because I did not see the park in the daytime, and also to the night photography and, in particular, star sky. Illuminated vegetation and stones, the lights of skyscrapers in the distance, the watery surfaces with reflections of lanterns, all this has done its job. So, if you like to take pictures, come there in the evening.

The first thing that struck my imagination wasRussian people, so this is the beginning of the park. What is special about it? It's simple, it is located under the overpass. What do we usually have there? That's right, car parks, car services, trash or void. In hong kong closelyand they cannot afford to “squander” an extra square meter of space. Funny, isn't it?

Garden Nan Lian starts under the overpass

Garden Nan Lian starts under the overpass

After the overpass follows the usual refinedPark, where everything is beautiful, neat and well-groomed. Various plants, real stones, benches for rest, ponds, wooden buildings in the Chinese style, paved paths create a pleasant atmosphere in the middle of the metropolis. The park was built in the style of the Tang dynasty and is open to the public only in 2006. One feels, of course, that this is not a wilderness corner, but an artificial human creation, designed only to change the visual range from urban fuss to aesthetics, however, I would not mind going periodically to such parks too.

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden

Stage and backlit streams

Stage and backlit streams

Elegant Chinese arbor in the middle of a lotus pond

Elegant Chinese arbor in the middle of a lotus pond

Elegant Chinese arbor in the middle of a lotus pond

Elegant Chinese arbor in the middle of a lotus pond

This stone resembles some kind of face

This stone resembles some kind of face

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden

Skyscrapers towering around Nan Lian Park

Skyscrapers towering around Nan Lian Park

Skyscrapers towering around Nan Lian Park

Skyscrapers towering around Nan Lian Park

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden

Paths in the park, grass breaks through the stones

Paths in the park, grass breaks through the stones

Spraying water in the light of the lantern looks great

Spraying water in the light of the lantern looks great

In addition to walking there is still where to go, butthe pavilions were already closed, only a not-quite-budget restaurant was working, through which water flows through the windows. Since I am not a fan of sitting in a cafe, I just had to go for a walk and look for camera angles. If you come early, then go to the museum of ancient Chinese architecture, they say it is interesting.

Restaurant surrounded by waterfalls

Restaurant surrounded by waterfalls

Museum of ancient Chinese architecture

Museum of ancient Chinese architecture

Information to visit by Nan Lian

Nan Lian Garden is located in the Kowloon area and not far from the Diamond Hill Metro Station, exit C2 along the green line (subway map of hong kong). We leave inside the shopping center, but immediately turn to the street, then left and go around the building. We go to the signs and pedestrian crossing. Cross the road and get into the park. Lost difficult, go to the entrance a few minutes.

The park is open from 7.00 to 21.00, the time of the pavilions and some areas of the park is less, you can look at the pictures. The entrance is free. The official site of the park. Nearby is the monastery Chi Lin (Chi Lin Nunnery), it can be reached from the park on the bridge.

Food on the subway on the green line to the station Diamond Hill

Food on the subway on the green line to the station Diamond Hill

Signs near the subway

Signs near the subway

Opening hours of Nan Lian Garden and Pavilions

Opening hours of Nan Lian Garden and Pavilions

P.S. I looked on the Internet daily photos of Nan Lian Garden and realized that you can come to it, anytime. Beautiful always :) Don't forget to read about it here. Big buddha and Victoria Peak.

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