Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

4.4
#7 of 78 in Parks in Sydney
Nestled between the shiny glass buildings of Darling Harbour, Chinese Garden of Friendship feels like a secret spot. Entering the garden, you walk into a piece of traditional Chinese landscaping in downtown Sydney. Walk past small waterfalls, exotic plants, and pavilions, and watch koi carp swim in lakes. Sit down at the Teahouse for Chinese tea and dim sum, and visit the Dragon Wall to understand its symbolic bond between New South Wales and Guangzhou. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.
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  • This garden is just beautiful, its beautifully designed and has different areas that signify different things. Its very child friendly with an animal hunt for the kids, which keeps then busy! The beau...  more »
  • a haven of peace in the middle of the city, out of place in a rather mystical and Eastern, expected that Tintin disguises and made a jogging course
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  • What a relief from the drum beat of Sydney ,as beautiful as it is. This is an oasis to be cherished ! Journey into old China with magnificent pavilions , waterfalls and lakes. Take time out and relax.  more »
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  • Really amazing space within the city. Very peaceful and a great place to relax and have tea. If you have a pram you can leave it at the front. There is fish feeding at 11.30am everyday. You can also dress up with Chinese costumes!
  • Very unique and different kind of garden built in a small area. Not very far from Pyrmont Bay / Darling Harbour. Purchased the tickets for entry. That was not expensive and worth for experience and the nice time we spent there. Lot of points to take some different photos. There is a very nice cafe / canteen inside. Good food and ambience.
  • Serene atmosphere with stunning scenery. Nice to see cultural and contemporary art blend. 💕
  • An oasis of tranquility. Riggers were setting up for filming inside and Pacific Rim 2 crew were filming a protest 200yds away however I saw nothing but beauty and heard only water and the gentle sound of wind in the leaves. I was moved by the photographs and dialogue from a film on display around the garden. My only regret, not staying longer.
  • A small but welcome retreat from the bustle of the city. Surrounded by sky scrapers but you would never know it. Good tea room overlooking the garden and small lake.

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