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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 #15 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Brussels, Belgium
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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice big Chinese garden near the harbour. Your entry ticket is valid throughout the day (6 dollars only). Well organised, calm, tours possible too. Really a nice place to visit!

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful grounds. Nice place to take a break from walking around Darling Harbor. Try the Jasmine tea...the scones are a bit on the sweet side.

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Dallas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a delightful find in the downtown hustle and bustle of Sydney. This Chinese garden just transports you to another time and place when you step foot through the gate. It is a bargain with the $6 entry fee. You can walk through on or own, or participate in a detailed tour by a very knowledgable guide that can explain... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Relaxing and peaceful amid the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Lovely gardens and water features with a real relaxed feel about the whole attraction s

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Wallacia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant place to visit, very calming. Would go back again just for the peace & serenity. We very rarely travel into the city as it can be a nightmare & stressful so visiting the gardens did help to calm us for the rest of our stay.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Very calm and soothing place to relax while still being in inner Sydney city. I love the place as it provides a excellent opportunity foe relaxing and rejuvenation. Must see if you are working nearby or visiting Sydney.

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Geelong, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What a perfect location to retreat from the hustle and bustle of central Sydney. A very peaceful, relaxing place to spend time just enjoying the gardens,waterfalls, paths, plants and fish.

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very peaceful. Staff friendly and helpful. Make sure you try the Yum Cha and tea. Good time out from Sydney hussle and bussle

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amsterdam
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very nice gardens with nice flowers, trees, ponds....do not miss this little gem in hectic Sydney. It is absolutely worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a really nice place to stroll around looking at the beautiful gardens before stopping for some refreshments. Very friendly ducks will keep you company while you have something to eat.

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