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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
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Ranked #16 of 272 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and serene right in the heart of Sydney these gardens are visited by hundreds of people daily. I visit there every time I'm in Sydney and just sit and relax for a while, it's a great way to shake off the stress of the day. Beautifully maintained and you may even see a lizard or two.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Situated in darling harbour which is another amazing place in Sydney loved having a wander around and the fish in pond round about the gardens .

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Porirua, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Peace and quiet in the centre of Sydney. The tour explains the ethos of the gardens and lake. Try to go when it is not to warm you will miss the mossies.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Despite being in the middle of the city, the Chinese gardens offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle. We had a lovely visit, took about 100 photos! Such a beautiful place to visit.

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Well presented and the staff just friendly.The food was cooked to satisfy the best tastes.Clean . Atmosphere a little down trending but still appealing

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west yorkshire
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Nice and tranquil with plenty of bridges,trees plants and a few species of birds,a waterfall and small stream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Although I went alone I really enjoyed walking around the gardens. Everything was nice and green & kept in great condition.

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Newtown
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Chinese Gardens are a quiet oasis in Darling Harbour. Met up with friends for a look around the Gardens and a bite to eat. It is reasonably priced and has enough shade and cool breezes to help counter a hot Sydney morning. A vey pleasant way to spend an hour or two, with a treasure hunt to keep the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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463 helpful votes 463 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

When we took the hop on hop off this was one of the attraction on the map. It did fancy much for us to make a visit. From outside also it doesn’t appeal. And being on the busy street it could attract us. But somehow we made our mind to visit and I’m glad we did!!! Entrance fee is $6... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

the gardens are beautiful and well worth a visit just to get out the hustle and bustle of the city it is a paradise in the middle of the city quiet

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