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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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**The Garden pond is undergoing restoration until the early summer of 2017** 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
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed yesterday

When we visited the garden it was a hot day and we were already tired from walking around Vancouver - a lot. So the garden was a peaceful, welcoming oasis for us to sit down and find a moment to breathe. If you are interested...More

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed visiting the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Our tour guide told us so much about Chinese history as he related the story of how Dr. Sun Yat-Sen built this lovely garden, bringing much of the stone and wood from China. There was...More

Thank JoAnnFromNorman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not only is garden beautiful and a peaceful spot in the city, but the self guided walking tour is well done and helpful with plenty of cultural explanations

Thank granbrandrew
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved going here, glad we did not miss it. The tour was good as the guide explained a lot that we may have overlooked if walking through on our own. They give free tea with the talk. Lots of interesting things in the gift shop...More

Thank MandM12345
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hidden amidst some nondescript, rundown buildings, I was surprised to walk into a serene, splendid, classical Chinese garden. It was indeed a hidden peaceful oasis in the middle of Chinatown. One would have never known that this secret garden is on one of the smelly...More

Thank dennylama
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's lovely garden located in China Town of Vancouver. Along with it were exhibitions related to Chinese history and heritage. The garden was nicely landscaped and architecturally attractive. We stopped briefly there due to lack of time. It has more to offer than what we...More

Thank Alexandrianhopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is hidden in the middle of the chaos of Chinatown, and once you're there doesn't even seems that you are in downtown area, because it's very peaceful and quiet. We did the guided tour, which I recommend, so you can understand the place...More

Thank Thata P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because our whale watching trip got cancelled but found the gardens a perfect tonic of tranquility. Take the free guided tour, it is worth it.

Thank yeldhamr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They need to take better care of this garden. the plants are dry. the place doesn't look good. plus chinatown is really dirty. there's a lot of trash. the city should invest in this garden.

Thank ethanjair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went there today, and did the self-guided tour. It was very small and not interesting to us. There were no explanations given for most of the little exhibits, and really not worth the $14 admission fee. There was a small two-sided...More

Thank Rob A
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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28 September 2015|
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Response from vanchinesegarden | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question and my apologies for the delayed reply! We accept American cash 1:1. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and debit. Hope this helps and we'll see you soon! If there are any other details I... More
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Response from vanchinesegarden | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for sending in your question. More than happy to be of service! Yes, visitors to the Garden do have to pay an admission fee. Included in admission on top of experiencing our living museum is a complimentary... More