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“Beautiful oasis to visit”

Chinese Garden of Friendship
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US$149.49*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
Ranked #19 of 476 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.
NYC, NY
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Beautiful oasis to visit”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Very reasonable and inexpensive admission fees. A central location within easy walking distance of the CBD (Central Business District). The place is beautiful and well kept, the staff are friendly. Lots of wonderful settings for photographs.

Visited April 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“small but beautiful”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Amidst the hustle and bustle of play parks, music venues, building sites, Darling Harbour and all it's attractions sits this little oasis of calmness and tranquility. Not that large, but one may amble round at whatever speed suits your mood, until refreshed enough to face the world outside. The waterfalls, ponds, plants, statues create an atmosphere in which one may easily "go placidly among the noise and haste". Well worth a visit

Visited April 2014
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Special place”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I enjoyed the silent place and was fascinated about the variety of plants and places I could stay - having had a nice cup of traditional tea for lunch afterwards to finalise my visit there.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“cool little garden”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Cool little chill out in the city near the harbour. not a bad little break from the hustle and bustle probably wouldnt visit again but it was interesting

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“What a delight in the city centre”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

During sunny days this place of perfect yin-yang showcase is unbeatable to find some rest (if there is no construction work on the former exhibition ground and no loud music from Tumbalong Park).
Just looking at the Lake of Brightness and the vegetation around calms you down. I strongly recommend to sit down at some point and just embrace the atmosphere. This is a very generous gift by the Chinese sister city Guangzhou of Guangdong Province to Sydney and New South Wales.

The leaflet provides you with information about all points of interest and some detailed stuff about highlights. They also offer a guided highlights tour through the garden. During the walk you can learn things about Chinese culture and the friendship between Sydney and Guangzhou - meaning there is more to discover than the beauty of the garden.

Don't forget to try on the royal costumes for an extra fee. It is an awesome experience and definitely something to remember, no matter if you are coming as a couple or as a family.

This place is also perfect for people who don't have much time. Definitely go!

Visited April 2014
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