Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden & Park

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Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden & Park information

Location
Vancouver , Canada
Address
578 Carrall St
Getting there
Metro: Stadium-Chinatown
More information
www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Prices
adult/child $12/9
Opening hours
9:30am-7pm
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A tranquil break from clamorous Chinatown, this intimate 'garden of ease' reflects Taoist principles of balance and harmony. Entry includes a 45-minute guided tour, where you'll learn about the symbolism behind the placement of the gnarled pine trees, winding covered pathways and ancient limestone formations. Look out for the lazy turtles bobbing in the jade-colored water.

The adjacent Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park isn't as elaborate as its sister, but this free-entry spot is a pleasant oasis with whispering grasses, a large fishpond and a small pagoda. Check the website for summertime Friday-evening concerts.