Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Travelogue: Nan Lian Garden (Hong Kong)



Nan Lian Garden is a little known attraction in Hong Kong. Not many people know it exists and doesn't appear much on travel blogs or articles. Honestly, we also had no idea it exists. We just browsed through the suggested places to visit article saved on our hotel room's smartphone (yes, our room has free smartphone you can actually take anywhere with you in Hong Kong equipped with internet connection). We stumbled upon an article and the pictures were just breathtaking. I had wanted to visit something cultural in Hong Kong and saw that the Kowloon Walled City has a traditional garden in the middle. We decided to go for that and see how this once densely populated and underworld hub was transformed. We didn't go there in the end and opted for Nan Lia Garden instead. Good decision. There weren't too many people so walking around and taking pictures was leisurely. It was chilly and gloomy that day which made the perfect backdrop to this beautiful garden. The location was a bit odd as it is right in the middle of a highway. Actually, I am not sure if it is really in the middle of a highway but when you exit on one side, there are speeding cars and all pavement within your sight. Another exit has roads and flyovers covering you. It was a weird location but despite the busyness around, this offers a nice respite. It was relaxing, cooling, and definitely worth the visit. 

Another odd thing I find about its location are the tall buildings around. It is the perfect juxtaposition of old and new; the harmonious blend of traditional and modern. Though tall buildings and high-rise establishments tower around, the little circle of a garden that is Nan Lian represent efforts to preserve the culture and tradition of Hong Kong.  I love how quiet and calming the garden is and definitely recommend it. There is a restaurant inside if you want to experience traditional tea ceremony and authentic Hong Kong cuisine. 


Blazer: Stradivarius | Top: Jellybean | Skirt: Uniqlo
Bag: Juicy Couture | Boots: from Korea | Socks: Forever 21








 Blazer: Stradivarius | Top: Jellybean | Skirt: Uniqlo
Bag: Juicy Couture | Boots: from Korea | Socks: Forever 21








 Blazer: Stradivarius | Top: Jellybean | Skirt: Uniqlo
Bag: Juicy Couture | Boots: from Korea | Socks: Forever 21




 Blazer: Stradivarius | Top: Jellybean | Skirt: Uniqlo
Bag: Juicy Couture | Boots: from Korea | Socks: Forever 21












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    1. Thank you! It is an amazing garden I am so glad we found.

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  2. Hi dear.. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..

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    1. Thank you! The place in real life is even more mesmerizing. Pictures can't do justice to the beauty of this place.

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  3. Wow, that looks so amazing!

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    1. It is. Definitely a must-visit when in Hong Kong.

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  4. what an enchanting location!!!! I bet that in a garden as beautiful as this one can feel like the time has stopped. Dreamy images darling, thank you for sharing.

    I must say that I really like your outfit as well...That blazer is fabulous and I do like how you paired it with that skirt. You look totally stunning!!!!


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    1. Yes! It feels so calm and relaxing and as if you are away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong (and we know how busy Hong Kong is).

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  5. Le sigh...I want to live in that garden - it looks so serene and peaceful!

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    1. Me too! I want to have this in my backyard.

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