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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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 5 days ago

Way to expensive for the amount of time and experience. Skip this one. It simply is not worth the cost.

1  Thank montysean
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here on our first day in Vancouver. Tour guide was really friendly and informative! The garden was really beautiful and serene. There are a few comments here talking about the pond being dirty. It was explained that the base of the...More

Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty place to take a stroll-not very big, could spend 30-45 min strolling around or in our case we spent about 15 min here as park of a city bike tour. If your in the area it’s worth stopping in, if your...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very disappointing. The gardens were visible for free from an entrance 20 feet away from the gates. The people were not very attentive, they were talking about how little they were paid and how poor they were. The garden needs some TLC. The...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there during a remodel so there was no water in the ponds but the bonsai's were amazing. We could tell it would be a beautiful attraction.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never written a negative review, but this was a very sad experience. The last time I visited this little gem in the city, it was clean and well maintained and exuded a zen atmosphere of peace and meditation. It has become a garbage...More

Thank leprof2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So first things first. This garden is located right in downtown Vancouver, towards the end of Gastown - which unfortunately is not the best area. But do make the effort to go, as it is a wonderful little garden. There are two ways to see...More

1  Thank Claire H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice garden. 28$cad to get in for a family. Well kept. Killed 2 hours and had lunch in China town. Surrounding area not great. I saw 5 people getting high on drugs at midday and numerous homeless people. One drunk kicking a bus. Never seen...More

Thank simon c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed tea with Lillian Li, Tea Specialist and Tea Taster, Founder and Manager of SPIRITEA STUDIO at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Classical Chinese Gardens in Vancouver, B. C. Lillian is delightful. She explained how to bring out the best flavor of the tea. The Jasmine tea...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is an authentic representation of various Chinese gardens, but is quite small. The surrounding shops provide some authentic tourist souvenirs, but 30-45 minutes is the maximum time one should spend here

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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
May 28, 2017|
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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.
September 28, 2015|
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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