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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
65 6261 3632
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As featured in Singapore for free
Ranked #48 of 333 attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden contrast with the thought-provoking Japanese Garden.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Don't bother with the turtle "sanctuary." You may get depressed for 5$SGD Very sad place. People who dont want their turtle pets dump them at this place.

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you wanna run away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, you might wanna visit this garden and feel the tranquility of the japanese and chines-inspired garden. I was fortunate enough to visit it when only a few tourists were around so I just basked in the serenity of the place by just sitting on a bench... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful gardens that are well worth visiting. Very relaxing saunter around. We went on a very hot dry day so beware there is not a lot of shelter from the sun.

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Muscat, Oman
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Its a lovely place to spend the day away from the busy city. Lots of photo opportunity. We spent half a day over here. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrella or wear a hat to shade you from the extreme heat from the sun.

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cambridgeshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The Chinese garden is a delight it is so peaceful and if you are a photographer then there is plenty of lovely things to take pictures of. The Tortoise and Turtle museum for a small fee is worth a visit. If you want to buy any drinks would suggest you do that here as the tea rooms which we expected... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was lucky to have been recommended to check this garden by a local friend. it wasn't initially in my list of to-see attractions in Singapore! I would recommend to go there in the morning before the heat. It's a very calm place, with both chinese-inspired and japanese-inspired gardens. A lot of people were jogging on that day, I was... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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293 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Finally caught up with these gardens on my latest of several visits to Singapore. On my previous visit the gardens were closed in preparation for Mooncake Festival celebrations. I spent considerably longer than the two hours I'd planned here. It takes about half an hour to get the train here from central areas such as Bugis, and the overhead sun... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Beautiful garden with many types of flowering plants. It also combines with chinese architecture resembling that of a garden in ancient china. Great for a picnic. Best spot for picnic is around the lake in the center of the chinese garden. Chinese gardens open till 11pm everyday but Japanese garden closes at 7pm.. Both gardens are connected by a bridge... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is certainly a beautiful place and a worthy place to waste your time away. Either you visit it with your friends, family or even your lover. It's quite with beautiful scenery and quite unique landmark but actually the original in Chine might be better (although I never see it myself). The nice thing is you don't need to pay... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

These Gardens, easily reached on the east-west green line of the MRT (Chinese Garden stop) are free to visit. There is a Turtle Refuge in the Chinese section, which is a few dollars to visit and worth the money. It is possible to feed the turtles, many of which roam around the grounds. The gardens themselves are beautiful, with my... More

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