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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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"guided tour"
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"chinese culture"
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"free park"
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"koi fish"
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"chinese tea"
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"yin yang"
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"vancouver's chinatown"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is right in the city, but as soon as you walk through the gate, you feel like you have entered a whole new world. I highly recommend taking a guided tour. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I used to live in China and been to the memorial that they have for Dr. Sun Yat-sen. This Garden here is a very beautiful garden dedicated to him. Very peaceful very quiet and I think that it's nice that they have another type of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Calming spot in the middle of everything. You can bring a book and have a read while surrounded by nature.

Thank Keisha B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden, which includes a tea house, is located in Vancouver's Chinatown. It's more than a garden, instead replicating a Chinese scholar's residence. Beautiful plans and trees, in addition to the buildings. Very peaceful and reflective. It is located adjacent to the free Dr. Sun...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Last year, I had a whirlwind visit to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden. It was a bit disappointing, because I was short on time and because the water features were all dry, due to a major maintenance project. This year's visit was quite different. First off,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are two sections to the park, one free section, and one paid section. The free section is underwhelming, but the paid section has a variety of areas to explore where you can easily spend an hour or two to walk around. There are many...More

Thank Danny L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked through both garden and free park. We enjoyed and appreciate the examples of their culture . The design is a perfect replica, but regretfully the grounds need better upkeep. If you are on a tight budget, I would recommend skipping the paid entrance,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This once may have been beautiful but it has fallen to neglect. The pond had empty plastic bottles floating in it. Too bad there were no signs to identify the various unique plants in the garden. We were done in less than 10 minutes

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So you are in Canada and have an afternoon to fill, do consider the Chinese garden. Absolutely beautiful with so much insight into the nuance of Chinese culture brought to you by the guide.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this garden is very beautiful. you can learn about Chinese culture and see beautiful flowers! there's even a few koi fish

Thank limchinli
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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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