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“calm and peaceful surroundings in the hustle and bustle of the city.”

Chinese Garden of Friendship
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US$141.01*
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
Ranked #18 of 470 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating garden with waterfalls, bridges and fish-filled ponds was designed by experts from China and reflects designs dating back to the 5th century.
Sawtell.N.S.W.
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“calm and peaceful surroundings in the hustle and bustle of the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

A. great place to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the gardens.The cafe offered a pleasant selection for casual dining

Visited February 2012
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Kurrajong, Australia
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“Room within a Room within a Room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

The moment you step inside the gates you are transported. There are rooms within rooms & views within views. And it's all within a room in one of the busiest cities in the world, but who would know. You are transported to other worlds & other serenities. Love to go more often.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Sorry, but you can skip this one. It's a quiet little garden with green plants and fish. It will not rock your world. Perhaps if they had some sort of place where I could take a nap.

Visited March 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A good way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

A nice quiet walk around the gardens is like going to a different planet!

Its nice and quiet in the gardens itself, there is a great pond, waterfall, tea house and many many attractions within the walls. There is a lot of information available about how the garden replicates a traditional private garden.

The tea rooms at the end of the path have a beautiful view over the "mountain" area of the garden and its great just to sit, sip some tea and enjoy the afternoon.

Visited February 2012
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Sydney
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“Beautiful spot in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

I love this place - beautiful gardens, a large Koi pond (well, practically a lake!) Lizards can be easily spotted basking in the sun. Beautiful Chinese decorations, and a lovely tea room. This is one of my favourite spots in Sydney. I highly recommend a visit!

Visited January 2012
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