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Chinese Garden of Friendship

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Darling Harbour
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Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9240 8888
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating...

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.

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By chance we lucked on to the display for this monumental celebration. Lots of colour, pagentry and of course, shopping.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

By chance we lucked on to the display for this monumental celebration. Lots of colour, pagentry and of course, shopping.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small gem hidden away offering tranquility and beautiful scenery in the middle of Sydney. Definitely worth a visit. Suggest going to Darlington Harbour afterwards for a drink.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited in late May, very pretty with the start of Autumn colours. We had a stroller, so a bit hard to access all areas, as there are some stairs. Very pretty place, with the water and massive fish, bamboo, lovely trees. We stopped for coffee too. Would visit again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thoughts from the TumbleweedsTraveller.... Every major city in the world has hidden gems to visit and are located within the CBD or inner city area. These "gems" are often overlooked by the experienced traveller or business traveller or family on holiday. The traveller will often walk past unknowing of the magic within. The Chinese Garden of Friendship located at Darling... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this area. You could wander here for hours taking in the natural beauty and right outside the frenzy of a busy city. It was a sunny day when we visited making it more enjoyable.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice part of Sydney,so many plants and big ponds,lots of birds,and good tea room. cheap entry, close to darling harbour, a good place to be away from the busy city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were recommended to visit here whilst on our honeymoon and couldn't believe somewhere so tranquil was hidden away near the very popular Darling Harbour. We spent about an hour in here one afternoon just enjoying the calm and taking in the magnificent surroundings. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a relaxing and serene place right in Sydney, located in the south area of the city. It was only $6 dollars to enter and I spent about an hour soaking in the peaceful environment and reflecting on the koi ponds. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and eye opening when learning about the design and complexity of Chinese gardens. So relaxing too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden was beautiful and immaculately kept. I spent about 45 minutes there but if I had had more time I could have easily spent longer. If you have time to kill definitely take more time to take in the peaceful surroundings, in the middle of the bustling city. If you have kids (or are adults with a playful side)... More 

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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