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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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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 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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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a very elaborate garden, but a wonderful example of a Harmonious Garden incorporating the principals of Feng Shui and other Chinese philosophies, We happened to visit on the Confucius Institute Day, so there were other offerings besides the garden grounds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering through downtown of Vancouver, we ended in some not really nice area, and if you go there do not use shortcuts. Place is Ok, but need better maintenance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must dos I had on my Vancouver Bucket List, and it didn't disappointment. The water color was incredible. The placement of the trees and the buildings gave you the feel of China, with the Vancouver City landscape in the background. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty garden the colors of the flowers. But the garden looks like all the others no wow point. No one collected my ticket but seems like no one was there. But if you go make sure you get on and off the tour bus, it's...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hopped off the Hop On Hop Off bus at the Chinatown stop, largely to have a quick look at the small Chinese garden. It turned out we were there for a couple of hours. It was quite quiet when we were there and I...More

Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrive in time for one of the free hour long tours to get the most out of this visit. Its lovely to step into this garden from a busy city...it is such a contrast to the hustle and bustle It is well worth the small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chinese garden was pretty good to go around. Just your typical, high quality but beautiful garden but still good to walk through.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Don't miss the change to see the Cherry blossom festival it wonderful in Spring time, and easy access from the sky train, of by bus.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lovely garden and cultural center, an important part of the history and culture of Vancouver. Come and enjoy the plants, visit a Chinese restaurant.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This tranquil, restorative spot, incongruously located on the fringes of one of Vancouver's more seedy areas, offers visitors a rare chance to see a classical Chinese garden in North America. It's particularly colorful around the time of Chinese New Year, when its austere confines are...More

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free2eatcandy
3 October 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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28 May 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.
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28 September 2015|
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