Begin your discovery of Kowloon with a visit to the beautiful Chi Lin Nunnery. The architecture of the Chi Lin Nunnery is based on the great wooden temples built in the northern parts of China during the Tang Dynasty, (618-906) when Buddhism had reached its golden age of influence and power. The Chi Lin temple has been built from the same materials, and uses the same building techniques practiced more than one thousand years ago. The great wooden columns and beams, the elaborate system of brackets that support the massive roofs, are all fastened together with wooden pegs or tenons; no metal fasteners, such as nails or screws, have been used. This made Chi Lin Nunnery the largest timber building complex in the world.
Continue to Wong Tai Sin, one of Kowloon's most colourful and popular temples. As Wong Tai Sin is also the god of good fortune, worshippers come here not only to pray but also to have their futures foretold. Participants can have their face or hand read during their visit to Wong Tai Sin.
The Jade Market, just off Nathan Road, is packed with dealers selling all manner of carved jade including bangles, earrings, and intricately detailed pendants. Be aware that not all of the jade is genuine.
Note: Guest's must be able to walk approximately 500 yards over flat and uneven surfaces with some steps.