History of the Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden Of Friendship is a very popular Landmark in Australia. This traditional Chinese garden will make you feel like you are in a Chinese garden in China even if you are in Australia. This garden is made keeping in mind the Chinese culture and heritage. It is one of its kind garden in Australia. The garden is very tranquil and beautiful. The lakes, waterfalls, pathways, pavilions, Chinese tea, plants and Chinese architecture bring alive China in Australia.


The exact location of the Chinese Garden Of Friendship is Chinatown in Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia.


The credit for the beautiful design of this garden goes to the architects from the Chinese sister city of Sydney, Guangzhou in China. Officially, the garden was opened in the year 1988 as a part of the bicentennial celebrations of Sydney. The garden was named, the Chinese Garden Of Friendship. The name is a symbol of the friendly bond between Australia and China.
The garden has been popular and a favourite among the locals and tourists. The garden was also featured in a scene of the 20th Century Fox’s superhero movie Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie that was released in the year 1995.

Attractions And Things To Do

The biggest of this garden is that it re-creates China in the country of Australia. When you take a step into the garden, you forget that you are in Australia. The tranquillity of the place will make it difficult for you to believe that you are in one of the most crowded places in Sydney, The Darling Harbour. The garden contains waterfalls, exotic and beautiful plants, lakes, hidden pathways, pavilions that are true features of a traditional Chinese Garden.

Is Chinese Garden free?

Chinese Garden is open from 5.30 am to 11 pm daily. Admission is free. Chinese Garden is easily accessible via the MRT.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

The lakes of the garden are “Oh! So pretty”. They look very tranquil with beautiful lotuses floating on them and koi carp swimming in them. This makes an ideal spot to read a book or just sit and rejuvenate the inner senses.
The tall willow trees swaying with wind looks mesmerizing. The other attractions of the Chinese garden of friendship are the Courtyard of Welcoming Fragrance, Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, Dragon Wall, Twin Pavilion, Rock Forest, The Gurr and the penjing collection (Chinese bonsai) of the garden. The pavilion inside the garden is way too beautiful.

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If you are hungry, you can relish the Chinese tea along with dim sum in a Teahouse. The plants inside the garden are very exotic and pretty. Chatting with close friends on tea is the best thing you can do in the garden.
The garden is the best place if you are looking for solitude in the hustling and bustling location of Darling Harbour. The garden beautifully combines the beauty of nature, Chinese tradition as well as Chinese architecture.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Best Time TO Visit

The garden remains open throughout the calendar from 9:30 am to 5 pm, except for Christmas and Good Friday. The place is great to go to with family and friends and have a good time in nature.

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