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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9240 8888
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Ranked #20 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating garden with waterfalls, bridges and fish-filled ponds was designed by experts... more » Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating garden with waterfalls, bridges and fish-filled ponds was designed by experts from China and reflects designs dating back to the 5th century. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We Love this place. So Tranquil and beautiful. Low cost and must see place. The Emperors quest kept the little one entertained the whole time searching through the garden. And they provide the parents with the answers making it easy and pleasurable for all.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful little gem, very peaceful and quiet. However it is a lot smaller then I had been lead to believe and in my opinion a little over priced. Worth it though if you're looking for ways to use up your ozy dollars at the end of a trip.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This charming oasis near busy Darling Harbour is the perfect place to stop, sit, wander and ponder. It is well worth paying the small entry fee to walk around the pathways, beside the water and under the trees. The brochure and the display panels in the garden provide information about the various structures, the plants and the garden features. On... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A brilliant garden well maintained with well landscaped areas and waterfalls. Some of the pathways are slightly hilly however plenty of areas that are flat for older people. Fantastic plants - great little place.

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Northam, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very tranquil and relaxing garden. And worth the visit we enjoyed ourselves and took heaps of photos. And we dressed up and walked the gardens looking very Chinese, that is a must getting dressed up, the owner is very friendly and helpful for an extra 10$. It made the gardens fun and enjoyable.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It is a good place to relax just down the road from the hotels. Nice chinese pagodas and ponds gives you a feeling of China , also Chinatown iks nearby.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Took my Chinese friend here today Wednesday , as we were walking on the foothpath around a rude staff member who was apparently one of their Gardeners shouted " move move out of my way,he then started swearing. I will lodge a complaint about his conduct . Apart from that it was very enjoyable,you can hire costumes for 10 dollars... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A beautiful escape in the middle of the city. The garden is amazing. $5 entry for an adult but we paid $11 for entry, tea and dim sims.

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We loved the Chinese Gardens. We wandered and relaxed there. It was a paradise in a busy city. We enjoyed a lovely morning tea in the little tea rooms there. Thoroughly recommend.

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Bierges
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We loved this place. It is so well laid out and has a really "zen" feel about it. There is plenty to see with a surprise around every corner. Well worth the cost of entry. A great place to escape your everyday concerns and just enjoy nature and peace.

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