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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Can highly recommend a visit here was very relaxing after a long day sight seeing. We paid the little extra so we could sit, relax and have a cup of tea and scones. Lovely!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited 10 years ago and it seemed just the same,we even tried to take photos in exactly the same place, very peaceful, and then we stayed for fireworks.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite places in Darling Harbour. It is so peaceful, a nice escape from the city. The place is very well maintained and surprisingly quiet despite the busy surroundings. The little tiles of information and history is also very interesting.

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is honestly one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Sydney. Once you enter yhe gates the noise of the city and the busy pace just melts away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

interesting to poke around in for an hour but beware if you loathe reptiles as there are a few goannas around the place

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can't believe my eyes when i stepped inside. Its like a totally different place that i was in. It looks small from the outside but there are just so much to see inside. Very quiet and calming place. Really recommended!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You could walk around this park in perhaps 5-10 minutes and grumble about the skyscrapers. But that would be doing it entirely the wrong way. For a surprisingly small fee, you can buy an entry ticket with a cafe voucher that will get you some dim sims and a hot green tea. Step 1: Go the cafe first (counter-clockwise from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Chinese Garden, close to Darling harbor is a good place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. There is also a nice Cafe for lunch or just a cool drink.

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Sydney, Nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are going to China Town then don't miss the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It is not directly in China town but just a very short walk towards Darling Harbour. Best plan would be to go to Darling Harbour for a few hours then walk to the Chinese Friendship Garden for a visit then continue on the China Town... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A little quiet gem within the city. Great place to escape for a cup of tea and a stroll. An entrance fee is charged but hey, someone's gotta maintain the place.

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