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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

my daughter and I were just enjoying the gardens by ourselves but we ending up joining one of their guided tours and it was so informative and we learnt much more about the gardens and the architecture than we would have otherwise and we stayed...More

Thank oscat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a few hours. Located on the edge of Chinatown and Gastown, it offers a respite to think and rejuvenate much like the early scholars in China. The tour is an excellent start to the history and development of...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The garden was beautiful, but the guide helped explain the significance of a Chinese garden- a must tour.

Thank janiewlhlms
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't miss if you visit the Chinatown in Vancouver. There is a small lovely gift shop inside the park. You can even find the small terra cota soldiers

1  Thank eswl
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Sun Yat-sen Garden is probably Vancouver's greatest hidden delight. Although it is probably on the recommended tourist list, most people don't get to it because it is hidden, and away from the centre of downtown. But when you enter, it is like going into...More

Thank singerjoel
Reviewed 6 days ago

The garden has two sides, the public side; free and the private side; $11 for seniors...the good thing is on the private side all the walkways are covered, a good place to be outside in the rain but you are able to keep dry...a very...More

Thank Emax0442
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden seemed a little sad to me.We did not pay to do the more extensive one.so this review is of the less expensive option.It is pleasant enough to walk around for five minutes...but my over all impression was it was a bit scruffy....the gift...More

1  Thank riclady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and beautiful park that is well maintained. It's free to get into and they have huge koi fish in there ponds. It's free to get into and many beautiful places to take photos.

Thank rshaneel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown in Vancouver

1  Thank Andrenalini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unkempt, needs some serious grooming. Quiet but small and easily overpowered by tour groups. Too bad.

Thank NoOneWillAnswer
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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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.
29 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
15 July 2015|
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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