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Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden Vancouver

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Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street
Vancouver
BC
V6B5K2
Tel: 604-662-3207

Where are we going today?

Step into our door and out of your daily life. As your heart and mind relax, energy renews. Journey back in time to 15th Century China and enjoy this "window to another world". Breathtaking, rain or shine...
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What people are saying?

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    This garden is an experience, and highly recommended.

    I'm not sure what the previous reviews are upset about, this is a classic Chinese garden (e.g. one reviewer said there was 'too much green'!) and is highly designed and extremely well maintained (e.g. one reviewer said it was a 'waste of money').

    I've visited many Chinese gardens and lived in China for a few years. This is a fine example of a Chinese garden and you can instantly feel the balance and design when you step inside. It is small and there is a free public park next door, but the...Read More

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    A complete waste of time and money. The first thing we saw walking in was a guy shooting up heroin just inside the gate, no joke. The park had no color other than green, and everything was dirty and unkept at the very least. I didn't see any pride whatsover in this "garden". Now the worst part, the $14 fee to have some broken english guide (when Vancouver has a billion perfectly speaking english Chinese folks that could have done it) telling you about rocks...Being from Vancouver, I should've known about tourist traps but when National Geographic...Read More

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    Don't waste your time and money. The adjacent free park had just as much to offer. Of all the places of interest in Vancouver that we visited, this is the only one that I would classify as a total rip off.

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    The garden is very authentic Chinese style, which is pretty well managed over the years. I enjoy walking in it and sit for a little while and watch the fish in the pond. Although I wish the little road could be a little bit bigger and the it is not exactly what we would define clean, partly because the garden is surrounded by wall so the fresh air cannot blow in freely. The people who serve in the gift shop is not professional and they seems to have an attitude towards Asian people, it may because they think we are not their target customers....Read More

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    Paid the $14 dollar fee but the place was really small, and I wish it was greener and cleaner, the free side had more to offer. I felt ripped off.

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by Ben Bravery

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This garden is an experience, and highly recommended.

I'm not sure what the previous reviews are upset about, this is a classic Chinese garden (e.g. one reviewer said there was 'too much green'!) and is highly designed and extremely well maintained (e.g. one reviewer said it was a 'waste of money').

I've visited many Chinese gardens and lived in China for a few years. This is a fine example of a Chinese garden and you can instantly feel the balance and design when you step inside. It is small and there is a free public park next door, but the paid section has tours that explain aspects of the garden, design and bonsai. The garden also has a small gallery and museum and offers complimentary green tea.

by EastVan Photography

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A complete waste of time and money. The first thing we saw walking in was a guy shooting up heroin just inside the gate, no joke. The park had no color other than green, and everything was dirty and unkept at the very least. I didn't see any pride whatsover in this "garden". Now the worst part, the $14 fee to have some broken english guide (when Vancouver has a billion perfectly speaking english Chinese folks that could have done it) telling you about rocks...Being from Vancouver, I should've known about tourist traps but when National Geographic (who must have discovered our Purple Kush before entering, boast it's the best "urban garden", I guess I was expecting a ton better than QEP for example. What an embarrassment for a Vancouverite... Stay away and let this place go broke.

by Sing Kit Kwong

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The garden is very authentic Chinese style, which is pretty well managed over the years. I enjoy walking in it and sit for a little while and watch the fish in the pond. Although I wish the little road could be a little bit bigger and the it is not exactly what we would define clean, partly because the garden is surrounded by wall so the fresh air cannot blow in freely. The people who serve in the gift shop is not professional and they seems to have an attitude towards Asian people, it may because they think we are not their target customers.

The Weather

Friday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 61° F / 16° C
Humidity: 68 %
Wind: S - 4 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 58° F / 14° C
Humidity: 78 %
Wind: E - 5 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 59° F / 15° C
Humidity: 74 %
Wind: NW - 5 MPH

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