NileGuide Expert Says:
No trip to Chinatown is complete without a visit to the garden. Its breathtaking beauty astounds visitors year-round.
578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Located in Vancouver's Chinatown, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens welcomes visitors to relax and experience the perfect balance of yin and yang. The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden Society started in 1981 as a way to bridge the gap and bring understanding between Chinese and Western cultures. The Canadian government, businesses and individuals shared this vision and helped with funding the initiative. The architecture and detail in the building are astounding, it took 52 experienced craftsmen from China to build and complete the work of art, over the span of just a year. The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden sticks to the classical Chinese garden, where the design is based on the harmony of four key elements: rock, water, plants and architecture. Learn about the meaning behind the mystical plants, the jade green water, weathered rocks and the unique architecture.