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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Address: 578 Carrall St. | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: 604-662-3207
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$118*
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Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver
73%
Ranked #42 of 159 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong by the title - if you're visiting Vancouver, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden is a great place to visit - but I what I was disappointed in was the cost of the guided tour. Half the price and it would have been fine, and they would probably get twice or more as many visitors through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's absolutly an amazing place to be in the spring to enjoy the colorful place and nature. If you're a photographer and nature lover, do miss to visit the place in the spring.

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Surrey, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having visited this site many times we had not availed ourselves of the free guided tour of the garden. This 35 minutes was extremely educating and Jonathan was a very knowledgeable and gracious host. Highly recommend that visitors time their visits to take advantage and learn the history and nuances of these beautiful installations.

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Oakland, California
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had a bit of time in the morning before my conference started, so I cam to check out the small garden. I would have taken the tour (free with admission) if I had time, but there was a self-guided tour pamphlet that pointed out some of the important attributes of the garden. Hot tea comes free with admission and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We explored the free garden when we went. It was during the work day and it was so peaceful to walk around. Although it was winter, it was still very nice to explore and we had a great time!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a small but gorgeous adventure, full of large and happy koi fish and frogs! You forget you're in a city. Ground maintenance was decent.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Highly recommend taking the guided tour to fully appreciate and understand this wonderful garden which is a window into Chinese philosophy and culture. Despite its location in the heart of Chinatown it is possible to feel you are relocated both in time and space in this oasis of tranquillity. The tour guide was excellent in explaining the philosophy and concepts... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The gardens are a relaxing place to go to away for a few minutes. Would have been nice to have had a tour, but got there after they had finished for the day.

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Western Shore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love this serene venue in Vancouver. I always have and I always will. In the summer I come to the Friday evening entertainment. I have never been disappointed. Wonderful energy and acoustics for a small concert. There was a documentary on TV recently about the Japanese Gardens commissioned in Victoria BC and after watching this I will certainly take... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We took the tour with a great guide, very friendly and passionate about China and it's culture. The gardens were beautiful, peaceful and beautifully landscaped. The admission fee is very reasonable as well.

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