Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Other Hong Kong

Besides the tall skyscrapers and Disneyland, Hong Kong has some remarkable ancient Buddhist temples and gardens. This is the temple of the Buddha Skanda at Diamond Hill.
The Chinese Garden adjacent to the Nunnery has a working water wheel.
Besides trees, flowers and bushes, Chinese gardens have curiously shaped rocks too.
A golden pagoda in the Chinese garden.
The trees and bushes are pruned to give them specific shapes like these.
Like the ancient Indian gardens, the Chinese gardens also consist of specific trees, bushes, lotus ponds, alcoves and winding paths. They relax the mind and induce a sense of harmony.
This is my contribution to My World which is hosted by Sylvia, Klaus, Sandy, Wren and the Fishing Guy.

10 comments:

  1. That is exactly the kind of lovely place that I enjoy visiting! Marvelous captures as always! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. such a beautiful and peaceful setting. i could have spent there for hours wandering around.

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  3. this is definitely a side of Hong Kong that is not so well known to us in NA.

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  4. I appreciate this post a lot. It's the side of HK not seen by many. Thanks.

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  5. So happy to see the serene and lovely other side of Hong Kong.

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  6. Thanks for showing this part of Hong Kong. Now I know that's a beautiful Chinese garden there for visit.

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  7. Chinese garden looks familiar to me. Maybe it has many things in common with Japanese garden. I love this interesting topic and photos.
    Have a nice day.

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  8. I imagine this to be a very quiet and calming place. Good for the spirit.

    Kat

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  9. Exactly the kind of place I would like to visit too!! The rocks, the trees, as well as the water wheel are most interesting!

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  10. How beautiful!

    Glad to be following you now...

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