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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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All reviews guided tour chinese culture free park koi fish free section yin yang chinatown area peaceful place admission fee free tour gift shop vancouver's chinatown well worth the visit rainy day scholars pagoda bonsai
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just happened to be walking through the area and found this beautiful garden on a beautiful day! We were so happy we found this lovely spot in the city.

Thank wheedance
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a free public garden and a private garden that is by tour only, and I cannot recommend the tour enough. Our docent, Chelsea, was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable, very friendly, and open to all of the questions that came up...More

Thank Echolynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chinese gardens in Sydney Australia are far superior to these ones, China Town itself is quite dirty and disappointing.

Thank Kemi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the Chinatown section of Vancouver this is a large estate with a superb layout of Chinese Ming dynasty’s history and culture. It’s architecture is its only kind in Canada and a plus that compliments Vancouver’s other outstanding buildings. You can take a slow...More

Thank PaulnGail B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to find such a peaceful spot within the busy city. We learned alot from our wonderful tour guide.

Thank sam h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised to see that this was not ranked as one of the top Things to Do in Vancouver. The Sun Yat-Sen Gardens were just lovely. Each section was well maintained and beautifully cared for. To really appreciate the gardens, one must take the...More

Thank KMfromMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The minute I walked into the Sun Yat-Sen garden, I told my husband I had been there before. What I later learned is that the garden is almost an identical copy of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Souzhou, China. We had been to that...More

Thank Marcia71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to make a visit here, as it was one of the top things to do in Vancouver. On arrival it looks ok, the price we felt was a bit pricey for what it actually was. The gardens them selves are beautiful with many...More

Thank Lance F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the garden is free open to public. small garden but very calming & relaxing. stay there & just enjoy the athmosphere for about 20 minutes will make you feel fresh & recharged. there's a pool filled with fish - koi, golden, & turtle. definitely a...More

Thank hryo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit with a friend who had not been outside of Australia for 57years and first plane ride. Great garden to walk round and even bought a couple of bargains from the souvenir shop. Wish we had longer to explore.

Thank Margaret H
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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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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
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