A serene oasis located in Tuen Mun, this Taoist temple is surrounded by bonsai trees, an intricate rock garden, pagodas, pavilions, as well as fish ponds, making it one of the most peaceful spots in town. The temple houses many of its former community members' remains, but one of the highlight features of Ching Chung Koon is the lanterns gifted by Beijing’s Forbidden City. Don’t miss the popular annual bonsai festival, which is usually held during April or May, to view spectacular and artistically shaped trees.
It's no secret that Hongkongers love exploring the city's countryside – be it a hiking trail or an outlying island – but we're also blessed with plenty of verdant spaces hidden within the metropolis. From extensive lawns by the waterfront to secret gardens tucked away in commercial districts, keep reading to discover these green spaces where you can get away for a quick bit of mother nature.
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