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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Address: 578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
Phone Number: 16046623207
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An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen...

An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first ever Chinese garden built outside of China and is a model of a Ming Dynasty scholar's home. It is a non-profit organization connecting cultures & communities through festivals, live music, art exhibits, theatre, education & wellness programs.In 2011, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden was named one of the "Top Ten City Gardens" in the world by National Geographic in their publication "Secret Journeys of a Lifetime".

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Lovely, tranquil Asian garden

Lovely, tranquil Asian garden in the city, modelled after the traditional Suzhou gardens. Can be crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely, tranquil Asian garden in the city, modelled after the traditional Suzhou gardens. Can be crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the tour, was interesting, and very scenic. Worth going to. Its obvious why they have a lot of weddings there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to visit but needs some work as it looks very tired and run down. Needs a very good clean up and some repairs. The thought is here but starting to show it's age and really not a good showcase of all things Chinese.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice japanese garden, a place to relax. Access is free. Chinatown itself seemed like something you could easily skip when in Vancouver, especially as soon as you realize that a walk from there to Gastown leads via the worst part of town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well presented but small. There are better chinese gardens around the world. But if you are looking for a little serenity in Vancouver, this is one of the places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This and the adjacent free Chinese garden are about the only things worth see in Vancouver's China Town. Lots of very nice settings in the garden and an enjoyable place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was truly surprised by how beautiful and tranquil this garden and house were. The outside is not much to look at. A wall surrounds the entire house and garden and it is not until you enter that you realize what is there. The docent who gave a tour was very knowledgeable. The information imparted made the house and garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to pay a visit to this garden to find peace and harmony in the middle of busy streets of the big city. You will not regret having been there. Neat and well cared for. Amazingly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely garden and the tour guide was really good. A pleasant garden with reasonable entrance fee (cheaper if you have a 'hop on hop off' bus sticker), also a chinese park attached which is free. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of this breathtaking garden and house. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and enabled us to make the most of our visit.

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.