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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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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...more
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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of the garden does not match the interior. The interior is gorgeous and well worth the time and cost. If you are not sure try the park first as it is free. You will want to see the rest of the garden.

Thank golfnut51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden today as the first item on our “A Wok Around Chinatown “ Tour with Bob Sung. This Garden is modelled after a Ming Dynasty Scholars Home. It is fascinating and takes you into another world far...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting guided tour of a historical Chinese garden. Tour guide very knowledgeable. Learnt a lot about design and meaning of garden layout. Very peaceful.

Thank Orkneycat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nice lunch at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in China Town, we went across the street to visit the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It was Remembrance Day time and we were treated to an open house visit - no entrance fee -...More

Thank loy Seng y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get the impression this is bigger than it is as half of it is not actually in the real garden but adjoins and is free. It’s in a slightly dodgy area of town, so don’t was from Gastown up to the gardens. Go another...More

Thank 435lynw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss out on this oasis in Vancouver - bit of peace and quiet is lovely when you are walked out and overloaded. Saw my first ever tiny green humming bird - real treat when you come from Ireland to see one. Thank you.

Thank ann t
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Tranquil and peaceful. Lots of black-stemmed bamboo and other exotic trees. Only went to the free public garden, though I believe there's another garden that you can pay to see as well.

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed October 23, 2018

There is an entry fee to get into the Memorial Hall, but entry to the small garden is free. We had a walk around this garden for a few minutes and left. Not much to see at all.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We just happened to be walking through the area and found this beautiful garden on a beautiful day! We were so happy we found this lovely spot in the city.

Thank wheedance
Reviewed October 16, 2018

There is a free public garden and a private garden that is by tour only, and I cannot recommend the tour enough. Our docent, Chelsea, was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable, very friendly, and open to all of the questions that came up...More

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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
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Well we only visited last week and it is still very mild here. Nothing had started dying back and none of the trees have started turning yet. I think you will be ok for end of October Cheers Alex
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Response from Northcoast_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
We visited in mid-July 2017 and found the property in pristine condition and both Koi and the resident turtle enjoying the renovated pond. The adjacent public park was also clean and well-tended.
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Hello, Thank you for your question and my apologies for the delayed reply! We accept American cash 1:1. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and debit. Hope this helps and we'll see you soon! If there are any other details I... More