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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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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A peaceful gem.

A must visit, so peaceful, so close to Darling Harbour. Learn a little about Chinese Feng Shui, interesting planting. Easy walk.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must visit, so peaceful, so close to Darling Harbour. Learn a little about Chinese Feng Shui, interesting planting. Easy walk.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very peaceful place, ideal to go in the afternoon for a relaxing time with friends or even alone. Worth to visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely way to spend the afternoon, interesting plants and scenery, also a chance to learn a little about chines Feng Shui. If you like Penjing (Bonsai) there is a lovely little collection close to the exit and if you are lucky you'll see some wildlife, lizards, birds and koi fish. For nature lover it's worth a look in.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must place to visit if you are in the Darling Harbour area of Sydney.A hidden oasis of peace and tranquility. A good place to spend an hour or two.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney. The courtyards are wonderfully laid out and the pagoda up on the hillside is stunning. Great place for pottering around and thinking.

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Workington
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very relaxing area. lake and wildlife to see. good way to spend an hour just chilling out. good value for money

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful peaceful little oasis this is, the gardens are wonderful and the place is just beautiful, very cheap to enter $6.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this 'attraction' as I have a keen interest in Chinese gardens. From the outside it doesn't look that big, but once inside the layout is quite astonishing as there are so many twists and turns and paths to follow that you forget that you are in another city a long way from China! There are some beautiful scenic areas... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The garden is located near the water fountains on your way to Darling harbour. Don't be fooled by simple external facade. Once inside, the garden opens to a beautiful oasis and a well planned pathway that keeps surprising you as you walk along. Its like having a secret garden in the busy city. At the end of the walk is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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These are fairly small but very beautiful gardens right in the middle of the city. Prices for entry and an afternoon tea are reasonable too.

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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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