Love it! You don't need to pay to see the best part of it!!
Water feature was down for repairs on our visit but admission was 2$ off. Joined escorted tour which was very good.
The gardens are beautiful and the tour was great. Everything was very good.
Breathtaking, rain or shine… Journey back in time to 15th Century China and enjoy this “window to another world”.
This is just one block from the condo! A beautiful classical indoor Chinese garden -- the first of its kind outside of China. Don't miss it! There is also a garden/park you can stroll through outside the building. It's free and not to be confused with the indoor classical garden.
These traditional Chinese gardens are some of the most decorative and well kept on the West Coast. Right in the heart of Chinatown, get away from it all with a walk around the peaceful gardens where you’ll find bonsai trees and placid koi ponds amidst the well worn walkways. The gardens also keep with them a historical significance that will help visitors understand the role of Chinatown in Vancouver’s cultural development. Visit the adjacent Chinese Cultural Centre to get the full story.
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden sometimes offers yoga classes in its amazing Ming Dynasty-style scholar’s garden. The rest of the year it is a wonderful meditative space in bustling Chinatown. For the price of admission, you get a guided tour of this peaceful space that maintains a perfect balance of yin and yang. Enjoy a cup of tea and look for the koi fish and turtles in the pond. Also, delight in the blossoming trees in spring and celebrate Chinese New Year in the winter. Yoga classes are usually held in the summer; check the website for dates.
One of my very favorite gardens. An oasis in the middle of the city. The first of its kind to be built outside of China. 53 master craft man came from China with 950 crates of material and constructed the Garden using tradition methods...no glue, screws or power tools!
The irony of their selling Mao clocks and lunch boxes in a memorial for Sun Yat-Sen makes me giggle. And the Chinese propaganda they had in the cultural center was just amazing. *Picture of boy with arm in air* Caption: "Boy loves his country so much he salutes while being pulled out of the rubble." Uh huh...Beautiful garden. Mostly free admission.
Lovely, can't be missed as you explore Vancouver's Chinatown area.