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Chinese Garden of Friendship

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Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
Description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating...
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.
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You actually forget where you are!

Beautiful Chinese garden in the middle of Sydney, close to Darling Harbord. While you walk around you forget that you are in the middle of a city!!! 14$ the entrance I think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Going earlier to this area is recommended. It becomes really busy, noisy and cancels the effects of supposed peace and harmony!

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Chinese garden in the middle of Sydney, close to Darling Harbord. While you walk around you forget that you are in the middle of a city!!! 14$ the entrance I think. Also, at the end of your tour, take a break with a cup of chinese tea on the chinese coffee shop on the Inside.

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Georges Hall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful tranquil oasis in the heart of Sydney. The free tour was entertaining & informative with details on the buildings, wax rocks (!) & rocks with fossils, the plants & symbolism everywhere. Wonderful vistas from every angle - a photographers' dream! My visit was in Winter so can't wait to visit again in the other seasons.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of the sites I wanted to visit whilst I was in Sydney and I'm glad I got to go as it was breathtaking scenery even in the winter time. It did feel as though I had wandered into Ancient China with the way it had been setup. It was so quiet and you can only hear the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such a gorgeous garden! well worth visiting. Loved every minute of exploring these gardens. A very relaxing, peaceful place.

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Torquay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's at Darling Harbour and it costs AU$6 to enter, though much of it can be seen without going in. Inside, there are photo opportunities with pagodas and exotic plants. It's a cheap must visit place you can link with harbourside lunch at Darling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It has enterance fee..which not that expensive..but the garden it's self..not that special for me..it's has good .landscape ..but it's a bit boring for me..I think royal botanic garden was much worth it..or if you want to travel out west..there are free chinese garden visit in Blacktown area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A beautiful place to take some time out. $6 entry fee ($3 for concessions) is well worth it for the peace and beauty of the gardens. Smaller than I expected, but lovely nonetheless. Lots of good photo opportunities, and a great way to kill time in between activities. Worth a visit if you can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We wanted to see this but had to turn back because we could not pay the entrance fee. Lovely entrance how ever and looks nice from what we could see from the outside. will be back next time with money in our pockets to see the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Tranquil hidden treasure. Walk ways are pleasant and inspiring and so peaceful to walk amongst the gardens. Worth a visit.

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Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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