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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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National Geographic top-rated garden. The small park is open to the public, and is interesting. But the actual garden is magnificent. Built by master-craftsmen from China... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here thinking we would eat in China town and go to the garden. After going down the main "drag" we decided to avoid it. I can't remember the last time I went to a big city and saw such a long 3 blocks of "full-blown skid row" in the China town area. This is near these gardens. My... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

National Geographic top-rated garden. The small park is open to the public, and is interesting. But the actual garden is magnificent. Built by master-craftsmen from China, using all classical Chinese garden components, built using 14th century techniques. Every rock, pebble, tree, hand-carved wood was brought from China. Take the tour included with admission to get the most from all the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This venue is truly magnificent. The balance that is achieved within its walls places the visitor back in time to ancient China. Both the garden and park provide the visitor with a beauty peace, tranquility and enchantment not found in today’s hustle and bustle. To tour the park is free. To tour the garden costs $14. CAD. Each venue is... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Relax, breathe, repeat! Leave your worries at the door. Absolutely a great place to see while in Vancouver. It is one of the many stops on the Cycle City tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice and well maintained Chinese gardens in the city. Lots of beautiful bonsai and water lilies. Lots of large koi fish in the pond.

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Stewiacke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden in the center of Vancouver adjacent to the public park. We walked through both gardens, I could have stayed much longer. Such a sharp contrast from the city that surrounds them. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Out of the way, amidst the bustle of the city, is this oasis of calm and serenity. We enjoyed a guided tour, and leant much of the history and importance of these Chinese gardens, why they were created and when, and the importance of the various plants and architectural features. Well with a visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a beautiful little pocket of peace and zen in the midst of a bustling city. The grounds are not only beautiful and artistically appealing, but also stunning masterpiece of traditional Chinese architecture. I loved the study room with the brush art and tea available. I could have spent all day in there. Well worth the visit. If I lived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The garden is very pretty - but smaller than expected and therefore I think it was a bit overpriced. I think it is worth a visit - but would be more valuable at a reduced cost.

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The first of four classical Chinese gardens in North America,and named in honor of General Sun Yat Sen who was a horticulturalist as well as a clever warrior. Optional in-depth guided tour is included with admission. Small discount was available through our trolley tour. The guided tour begins with close to a half-hour Chinese history lesson with a Nationalist emphasis.... More 

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Address: 578 Carrall St. | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
Phone Number: 604-662-3207
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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