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“Romantic garden photos, Chillout, Nature meets us”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hyde Park

Hyde Park
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Sydney Small-Group Walking Tour with Local Historian
Ranked #39 of 470 things to do in Sydney
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Romantic garden photos, Chillout, Nature meets us”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hyde park poses & caters to everyone, from the young to the old, from the relaxed to the wild, from the romantic couples to the lonesome readers, from the photo hunters to the history students. You may start the walk from Town Hall station where you enter from the West side entrance. You will be greeted by old gentlemen playing chess on a big ground chess set. They will be talking trash & agitating each other which give you some laughter. Next you head deeper into the park towards East where you can take magnificent photos sitting on the main fountain with nice background views of St Mary Cathedral. Accompanying you are random friendly people reading books on benches or simply playing guitars & having picnics on the grass. Head South & you will see the blooming flowers & street kids playing with their skateboard which gives a quirky & weird blend but nevertheless somehow seem like they gel well. Keep heading south & the Anzac Memorial pops up with a Taj Mahal-sque small pool out the front which offers another great photo opportunity. Head in to the memorial & you will definitely learn a thing or two about the history of the Anzac pact, the war & those who sacrificed their lives.

I have no negativity to express about this park. Simply awesome. Just don't challenge the old man who is king of chess or he may whip you around & have you in checkmate in no time.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very nice park at the centre of sydney city. Beautiful and so peaceful. You could spend hours inside this tranquil park enjoying its natural beauty. See and hear birds chattering. People watching. There is a big memorial monument at the southern end and nice water fountain with reflection pool at the north end. Plenty clean green grass fields and chairs/benches to seat around. Easily reached by bus or train at Museum stn.

Visited August 2013
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“Peaceful place to relax!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Impressive park in the heart of downtown Sydney. Very quiet and away from the busy streets of Sydney. Trees are beautifully laid out and there is a fountain right in the middle where you could take pictures with the St.Mary's Cathedral as a nice backdrop. It is just 5 minutes from our hotel on Market street so we went back twice. Lots of benches to sit,relax or have a picnic on the grass. There's also this huge chess board on the ground also with huge pieces, some people were even playing. A must visit when in Sydney,along with the St.Mary's Cathedral just beside it.

Visited August 2013
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Hesperia, California
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“A nice place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been to Hyde Park in London. This park is not as large but it is in the center of the city. It is a great place to take a break. There is a memorial to those who died in the military. They are remembered every day. There is a fountain and reflection pool. Someone told us this was a race track for horses when it was first established. There is a street that cuts the park in half. Park street is the name. When passing by or as a destination, this park should not be overlooked. Very nice.

Visited July 2013
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“tranquil park in the center of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

An oasis to people watch, bird watch, or just relax in between sight seeing or during a lunch break. It is in the CBD, but quiet and away from the hussle of the streets. Nice spot.

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