chinese, china town, garden, downtown east side, hand built

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Located in the heart of Chinatown, this home garden offers serenity, history and great chi.  Modeled after private gardens in the city of Suzhou, China, the Garden embodies the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, where every element-light, texture, vegetation - is balanced and symbolic. 

The architecture of the pavilions, covered walkways, terraces and viewing platforms evokes Ming Dynasty classical design.  Rocks and water are integral elements, while trees and plants, all have symbolic connotations.  Two of the Garden's most intiguing elements are the 43 leak windows (each one has a different lattice pattern) and the groupings of Tai Hu rocks, imported from China's Lake Tai.  Named the World's Top City Garden by National Geographic.


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Located downtown in Chinatown at the corner of Carrall & Keefer, near Stadium Sky Train.

From downtown, you can walk directly down Pender Street going East and you will find the Garden!

Hours and Dates of Operation

Spring: May 1st - June 14th: 10am-6pm
Summer: June 15th - Aug 31st: 9:30am-7pm
Fall: Sept 1st - Sept 30th: 10am-6pm
Winter: Oct 1st - April 30th: 10am-4pm

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Phone: 604.662.3207
Address: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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