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“to relax” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chinese Garden of Friendship

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
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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 from China and reflects designs dating back to the 5th century.
Melbourne, Australia
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“to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A garden really well put together, a really good place to relax and enjoy. Just outside darling harbour, very close to nice and cheap places to eat.
Cheaper entry fee for students

Visited February 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Truly beautiful garden. Felt rejuvenated after spending time there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Of all the tourist attractions we visited while in Sydney, the Chinese Garden of Friendship was truly one of the most memorable and enjoyable stops. The entry price was too good for the peaceful ambience and beautiful up-keeping required.

While the Garden looks small on the map, it is quite big inside. We easily spent 2+ hours walking through the trailwalk and checking out the ponds.

Before exiting, we bought some tea and buns from the cafe. It was one of the best and "authentic" buns I've ever had. The staff was very lovely too.

Quite simply, we had the best of times at the Garden, and will definitely visit over and over again everytime we're in Sydney.

Visited February 2014
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“Tranqil place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

When you had enough walking the city stop over in Darling Harbor at these nice gardens and lakes. Also pagodas.Just sit and chill out from all the walking here , so peaceful.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Beautiful calm respite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Was astounded by how lovely this garden is. Even though the garden is in the centre of Darling Harbour it is calm and beautiful. We'll worth the six dollar entry.

Visited July 2014
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting and a lovely place to walk around, could quite easily spend several hours there. Easy access for everyone.

Visited July 2014
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