Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

4.5
Garden · Historic Site
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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  • Tranquility in the city. So glad we took the time to come here. Just an hour of your time is needed. Longer if you really want to meditate. What a wonderful gift to the people of Sydney. We were...  more »
  • Lovely gardens, Very tranquil. My husband was very inspired with ideas he saw at the gardens to do at home.  more »
  • We were looking for open spaces for appropriate social distancing as the corona virus began to hit Sydney, and we found The Chinese Garden of Friendship. What a beautiful place to sit, walk, reflect.....  more »
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  • Loved how peaceful this place is. The only downside is that the entry fee is $6 each which is not very expensive but there‚Äôs not much to do inside. You can sit and chill for sure. Loved how the plants and trees are so well kept and cut. Te water definitely needs to be a little more clean.
  • A beautiful and relaxing place to visit. Even on Lunar New Year, it was quiet and relaxed. I could happily come here and relax all day. It's hard to believe that this place exists so close to the urban environment but is so far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  • What a beautiful place to connect with your friends, and it is so gorgeous! Calming. Also, a great price. We made a scavenger hunt ourselves with the zodiac icons to make sure we saw the whole garden. There is also a restaurant in there, but I didn't eat there. I assume it was a great place to eat though.
  • Great place to hangout with one's friends & family. A very peaceful setting located in the middle of the city. A getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax. The place is a symbol of friendship between the people of Australia & China. Definitely worth the visit.
  • A tranquil zen temple in the heart of the Sydney bustle. Step in and zone out...the traditional architecture is harmonized within the gardens and feature flowing water ponds. The habitat provides for a surprising range of wildlife which was unexpected but most welcome...I will be making the pilgrimage here every time I come to Sydney to ensure I maintain my mindfulness and inner peace to balance the cool craziness of Sydney town.

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