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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall St. | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada (Downtown)
604-662-3207
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Ranked #49 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
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Type: Gardens, Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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". « less
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I like tours by real native people, not a college student that couldn't find something better to do. This guy had lived what he was talking about. I am not Chinese, so I learned a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As is well known, Vancouver is the ravished by bums, drug attics, and pan handlers. Ground zero is the area around Chinatown, which is also well populated by them. But a short walk down a path brings you to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. Once inside the walls, you can almost forget what is taking place outside. If you visit... More

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Macedonia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really a quiet, restful place! Amazing it is just around the corner from a usually busy city area. Beautiful work & excellent information on tour. Enjoyed it as something 'different' from most city tourist stops.

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The displays were lovely to look at and we appreciated them much more after the guide's lectures. Also the displays of clothing were lovely to look at. Tea at the end too!

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Fort lauderdale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went here on a recommendation. Neither of us got it. Not what we expected at all. Staff was nice and refunded us our money

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A small attraction, would of interest to those who want to learn about Chinese culture. Not much of a garden when compared to the others in Vancouver. Skip it if you have been to China or Taiwan

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed strolling through the garden at the end of the day. Craftsmanship is exquisite. Afterwards, we stopped in the nearby Tea Shop to taste and buy some tea.

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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our visit to Vancouver was during a hot spell so a visit to the garden was just what we needed. Its a very calm spot in a busy city. We went on a guide with a chinese lady who was very passionate about her culture and explained everything really well. Everybody who worked there from the ticket people to the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were disappointed in what we found at this Chinese Garden. The architecture was beautiful but the gardens are very small. The focal point seems to be the feeding of the koi.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

At the entrance of chinatown, this garden gives you a break from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. It's nicely done, peaceful and different. Great bonsai trees.

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