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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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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...more
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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens were very nice. All the rocks and plants were supposedly shipped in from China. There are three or four outdoor "rooms" with carved wooden lattice work that are very nice, and a museum room with free green tea to drink. Their gift shop...More

Thank U1874WQdonnas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here because of the great reviews but was a little disappointed. There are two gardens side by side one is free and the other you pay to enter. The free gardens were lovely and very tranquil. Very small but lovely paths to wander along....More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Would definitely recommend that you go round with a tour guide. You don’t pay extra to do so and our guide taught us so much. Her passion and knowledge enabled us to really look at what we were seeing and her enthusiasm was infectious. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a knowledgeable Chinese guide ensured the visit could be fully appreciated. Easy to find via the hop on hop off bus. Not expensive. Well worth the visit.

Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped by here while riding the hop-on/off bus. nice break from the tourist sights overload, but not as impressive as other gardens we have seen . mainly flat ground, so easy to navigate, but the flatness also makes it a bit boring. We like the...More

Thank HollyBerryElf
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect place to escape the busy Vancouver atmosphere. The garden is well kept, free and so serene!

Thank Lanaea G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paod £28,dollars and took 10 mins to walk round. Some areas blcked off my bamboo sticks. Not told this at the start. No. Tour guide no tea. Really poor waste of money and time. Went to itheraide saw lots more stayed for an hour for...More

Thank AnnaL6161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely garden on a whistle stop walking tour of Vancouver. What a beautiful place to spend an hour or two. So beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Heather1961_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The neighborhood shows are being run down and there are homeless all around. However, once you arrive, it is quite nice. There are 2 Chinese Gardens that are connected. One is public and free. The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden has an admission fee and offers...More

Thank ButterflyBusy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice stop while exploring Vancouver. We spent about an hour here. We got a tour around the gardens from a very knowledgeable guide and took many pictures of the beautiful gardens. Worth a visit!

Thank Rebecca M
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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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October 3, 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
May 28, 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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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