Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

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#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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  • October 11, 2017
    Wow what a stunning place to visit in the heart of Sydney! I had the best time wondering around this very special place. Even though it is in the heart of the city it is a very tranquil and spiritual ...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Paying ($6) but well worth the money. A haven of peace and beauty in the middle of the buildings. Points of water, waterfalls, creations for children, and we can also dress up in a kimono to round the garden and take photographs. Fun! I did it!
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  • October 10, 2017
    Beautiful views, informative displays and low entry price. An unexpected gem. We stayed far longer than we thought we would. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • September 11, 2017
    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!
  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • September 19, 2017
    Serene atmosphere with stunning scenery. Nice to see cultural and contemporary art blend. 💕
  • August 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 30, 2017
    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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