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The Chinese Gardens

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Why locals love it

First opened in 1988, they appeared to be a sparse and curious gimmick. But in the past decade they've grown on us all, blossoming into a fecund set-piece - a stage where Sydneysiders can project themselves into 14th century Nanjing during their lunch break, or Peking with the kids on Saturday afternoon, or [insert your Chinese fantasy here].

Why you should visit it

Modelled on traditional gardens from the Ming Dynasty - with koi carp frolicking in the lakes, willows luxuriating in the sun, a Dragon Wall, a Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance and even a teahouse - you can pretend you're in the People's Republic for under $10. So take a break from ye old Sydney town and visit 中国 - no passport required.

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The Chinese Garden of Friendship had a refurbishment for the 30 year anniversary in 2018. It has matured into a truly gorgeous serene oasis in the heart of the city.
May 11, 2019
Great place to unwind. Close to Chinatown and Darling Harbour
May 29, 2017
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