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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
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+1 604-662-3207
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"koi fish"
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"free park"
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"chinatown area"
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"vancouver's chinatown"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrive in time for one of the free hour long tours to get the most out of this visit. Its lovely to step into this garden from a busy city...it is such a contrast to the hustle and bustle It is well worth the small...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chinese garden was pretty good to go around. Just your typical, high quality but beautiful garden but still good to walk through.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the change to see the Cherry blossom festival it wonderful in Spring time, and easy access from the sky train, of by bus.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Lovely garden and cultural center, an important part of the history and culture of Vancouver. Come and enjoy the plants, visit a Chinese restaurant.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This tranquil, restorative spot, incongruously located on the fringes of one of Vancouver's more seedy areas, offers visitors a rare chance to see a classical Chinese garden in North America. It's particularly colorful around the time of Chinese New Year, when its austere confines are...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

If you have never seen anything really Chinese you might be impressed. I found it was very small, dirty, dirty water and rubbish on the ground. Not really impressed.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

As previous reviews, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden is in China town - however you wouldnt think it, as it was so quiet and peaceful there. We paid to go into the Garden and also visited the free part afterwards. We enjoyed the walk around and...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My family and I visited the garden in February, so nothing was in bloom and the ponds were frozen over, but despite that, we really enjoyed the garden and found it quite lovely. It was still decorated for Chinese New Year, which definitely added some...More

Thank EVArcht
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

There are two bits to this park. One is free and is a make shift Chinese garden which is still amazing! But the other side you pay a small fee which includes a tour and Is completely authentic, everything even down to the rocks have...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Go to this place if you have nothing else to do in Vancouver which is unlikely to happen... very small with few things to see for the price...

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free2eatcandy
4 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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29 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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29 September 2015|
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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
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