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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Address: 578 Carrall St. | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
Phone Number: 604-662-3207
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun...
An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first ever Chinese garden built outside of China and is a model of a Ming Dynasty scholar's home. It is a non-profit organization connecting cultures & communities through festivals, live music, art exhibits, theatre, education & wellness programs.In 2011, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden was named one of the "Top Ten City Gardens" in the world by National Geographic in their publication "Secret Journeys of a Lifetime".
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A little piece of chinese culture, quiet and inspiring.

After walking around Chinatown (frankly a bit disappointed) I discovered this hidden gem and it made my day. It is a small, perfectly kept corner of chinese culture, quiet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After walking around Chinatown (frankly a bit disappointed) I discovered this hidden gem and it made my day. It is a small, perfectly kept corner of chinese culture, quiet and beautiful. Do not miss it if you are in Vancouver.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very small park with few small walkway inside. When you come inside, you see few small ponds with few leaves insides and few small trees. There is a statue of Sun Yat-Sen. That is everything.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are two parts of the garden: one side that you have to pay for and one side that is open to the public. The private side had bonsai trees. Anything else, the public side will give you as much "view" than the paying side. But $14 per adult for just viewing a few bonsai trees, that is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A lovely, tranquil place to visit but be sure to take a guided tour to learn about ithe garden's purposeful design, its yin and yang, its traditions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I love seeing gardens from various cultures and regions of the globe. This garden is built all with materials from China. It is authentic, beautiful, and serene. I would highly recommend it to everyone who goes to Vancouver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived in Vancouver, and decided to leave our slightly strange neighbourhood as soon as pssible. We accidentally stumbled across this beautiful Chinese garden, and just loved it. So peaceful and quiet, just stunning. The lady who worked there was also super cute to us. A beautiful, quiet place to calm down after a long drive! :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First let me say that there is apparently a free park adjoining, which has some features of the garden. We missed this. Entrance fee to the garden is $14 Canadian, which is about $11 US. It's not worth it. The garden is peaceful and beautiful, but it is not very large, and can get crowded. There are places to sit,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the disappointments of Vancouver. A small wall garden which cost us about Can $ 30 for us both to enter. We saw very little that we couldn't have seen from the (free) park next door. I do not understand the significance in Chinese Culture as to what the various rooms represented - and I am afraid it left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Superb little garden in Chinatown and free. It does get busy so choose your timing wisely. I would suggest early morning. Short walk to Gastown from here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a cool place but some of it was shutdown or I would have gave it a better review the little bonsai trees were super cool and some of the artifacts were neat but theirs not a lot of them. It was a little pricey but not to carries away. It's tucked away and a little hidden some better... More 

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