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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
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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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An oasis amongst desolation

When recently visiting Vancouver's Chinatown (or the few things that are left of it) we felt uplifted when we ventured into the garden as the surroundings were so desolate and run... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When recently visiting Vancouver's Chinatown (or the few things that are left of it) we felt uplifted when we ventured into the garden as the surroundings were so desolate and run down. The garden was a still haven of contemplation and rest, beautifully laid out and maintained, with views opening up after every turn. The iced over lake and the... More 

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a contrast to the botanical garden, we visited the Chinese garden. It was very peaceful and extremely beautiful and serene.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going into this place really felt like you were leaving the city behind. Luckily got there just in time for the tour- which I would recommend because it's easy to over look a lot of little things in the garden without knowing what they mean. Lovely to walk around though- and bigger than it looks at first sight!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of Vancouver's premier attractions. It's worth taking a tour to learn about the significance of the gardens and its features. Afterwards go for lunch at one of the little places in China Town, like the New Town Bakery, or one of the many restaurants in Gastown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful garden to while away an hour or two in Vancouver, especially in the summertime. As a solo traveler I found this to be the perfect place to relax and decompress without feeling like you have to keep ordering coffee. Only complaint is I wish it were a little bigger!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dr. Sun-Yat Sen park and garden. Located in China Town Vancouver, right by the gate to Chinatown and world famous thinnest The Sam Kee Building. Even surroundings of this location is spectacular, but as soon as you enter the park itself, the whole vibe changed immediately, and feel of real oriental place will win over western culture! Dr. Sun Yat... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent only 10 minutes there because it is a very small garden and it is very crowed. It is nice though if you don't have much time .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful place to walk around enjoy a nice cup of Chinese tea and beautiful photo opportunities in the snow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the garden on a cold, wintry crisp clear day. It cost us C$12 with our Vancouver Attraction Passport Coupon book. The ticket included a free informative guided tour. The garden was opened in 1986 and was the first Classical Chinese Garden built outside China. The gardens traditionally were used by scholars for study, contemplation and writing. This one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is a must! The first Authentic Chinese garden outside of China. Its beautiful in all 4 seasons and the free tour is really helpfuland enhances the vist so much more i definitely recommend spending your time for the tour. It felt like i wasnt in Vancouver anymore but in China. This place is SO beautiful if i had... More 

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