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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

  • 578 Carrall St. Map It
  • Chinatown
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 09/16/2013

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The first authentic Ming Dynasty–style garden outside China, this small garden was built in 1986 by 52 Chinese artisans from Suzhou. It incorporates design elements and traditional materials from several of Suzhou's centuries-old private gardens. No power tools, screws, or nails were used in the construction. Guided tours (45 minutes long), included in the ticket price, are conducted on the hour between mid-June and the end of August (call ahead or check the website

for off-season tour times); tours are valuable for understanding the philosophy and symbolism that are central to the garden's design. A concert series, including classical, Asian, world, jazz, and sacred music, plays on Friday evenings in July, August, and early September. The free public park next door is also designed as a traditional Chinese garden. Covered walkways make this a good rainy-day choice.

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578 Carrall St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5K2, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$14
  • May–mid-June and Sept., daily 10–6; mid-June–Aug., daily 9:30–7; Oct., daily 10–4:30; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 10–4:30

Updated 09/16/2013


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Jun 27, 2005

very nice

This garden is very beautiful, but I thought is a little bit bigger! It`s a little bit small!

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