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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a unique walled 'oasis' in the centre of the city

Recommend a visit to this unique Chinese themed garden in the centre of the city. Peacefull with abundant bird life and fish throughout the waterways. Waterfalls, chinese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Recommend a visit to this unique Chinese themed garden in the centre of the city. Peacefull with abundant bird life and fish throughout the waterways. Waterfalls, chinese artifacts and the wall enclosing the entire environment make the gardens a special place to visit.

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Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, beautiful. Take the time to enjoy the serenity of this beautiful garden. The walkways are wonderfully situated to allow you to feel the garden is much bigger than it actually is. A perfect place to relax. A calming walk with all that you expect from a Chinese garden. Can be done in 20 minutes or 2 hours.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the Chinese Garden. By joining one of the free tours I learned a lot about the history of its development and the meaning of the design and layout. Although the Garden is in not in the quietest part of Sydney I was surprised at some of the wildlife which live there, including birds turtles and... More 

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Narellan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the Chinese Gardens! So beautiful and relaxing. If you looking for something relaxing and cheap I would recommend going for a walk through the Chinese Gardens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip. It so peaceful was tranquil and for photographer it's a gold mine! Another plus side was that it was cheap to enter $6 and they had interesting options for Chinese tea etc which was awesome.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

it is boring, nothing interesting about it, the guide is very lethargic, the so-called activity for kids is poorly designed.

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Chinese garden, the only thing is from the top you look out to the garden and all around are high rises of the city. Great activities for kids to find the signs of the Chinese year like the dog, horse etc around the garden. Although in the middle of the city it was very peaceful

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Orange, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Spoilt by all the renovations going on at Darling Harbour Unfortunately all this area is virtually spoilt by the rebuilding

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing like a calming and relaxing space right in the middle of a bustling city. Any time of year the gardens are perfect. Take some time out and enjoy a pot of tea in the gardens.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

A rare gem in the middle of the city - you can almost forget that you are in a big city, It is peaceful here.

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