Get thee to a monastery

A Bud­dhist sanc­tu­ary built by real es­tate ty­coon shing opens on a lush Tai Po hill­side

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge - Li Ka-

To de­scribe a monastery as state of the art may sound like an oxy­moron, but in the case of the new Tsz Shan Monastery it’s rather apt. Lo­cated in the peace­ful Tung Tsz hills in Tai Po, the new HK$1.5 bil­lion haven for Bud­dhists fea­tures five VIP bed­rooms with bul­let­proof glass, three tem­ples, a lec­ture hall, a “bril­liance pond,” a “me­di­a­tion path” and park­ing space for 110 cars. Built in the Tang dy­nasty style, the monastery can ac­com­mo­date up to 80 monks and nuns. All of this falls be­neath the benev­o­lent gaze of the world’s sec­ond-largest statue of Kwun Yum, the Bud­dhist god­dess of mercy. To visit, book on­line at

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