Step into another world and experience the natural beauty, architecture and culture of one of the only Chinese gardens outside of Asia.
The Chinese Garden is the result of a close bond of friendship and cooperation between the sister cities of Sydney and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, China.
I Present to you: The Chinese Gardens of Friendship.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a Chinese Garden in Darling Harbour and close to Chinatown in Sydney, Australia. Modeled on the ancient private gardens of the Ming Dynasty, the garden offers an insight into Chinese heritage and culture.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship was designed by Sydney’s Chinese sister city, Guangzhou which is a province in China. Sydney’s Chinatown complements the area’s already rich Chinese heritage and culture.
The gardens were officially opened in 1988 as part of Sydney’s bicentennial celebrations and they were named the Garden of Friendship symbolizing the bond established between China and Australia.
Running water, towering willow trees, cool lagoons with lotus plants and large colorful fish all make this an idyllic spot to “travel back in time”. It’s really something special, you actually do feel like you’re in China.
The gardens occupy several acres combining waterfalls, lakes, pavilions, sculpture and animals; the fish and the ibis.
This place was used as a scene for Dulcea’s compound in 20th Century Fox’s 1995 superhero film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
The key features to look out for are the Courtyard of Welcoming Fragrance, Dragon Wall (which I will describe in detail below), Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, Rock Forest, and the Penjing.
To enjoy the quiet serenity and overlook the gardens, take time off for a sip of jasmine tea in the traditional Chinese Teahouse.
Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape featuring waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants and hidden stone pathways.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Here’re more pictures of the Chinese Gardens of Friendship in Australia.
Check them out if you’d like!
I really hope you do enjoy them!!
One thing I would love to know about my readers though.
What would you enjoy seeing me post about?
Do you girls appreciate different cultures?
If so, what cultures would interest you most?
Please let me know! 🙂
As for me, personally I appreciate cultures from ALL around the world.
I LOVE getting immersed into all types of different cultures.
As you sweeties already know my motto.
“You only Live ONCE.”
Live it to the FULLEST!
You’ll NEVER know if you DON’T make any attempt to even TRY.
Before this post ends, I was mentioning previously about the Dragon Wall that holds a very significant meaning.
So read about it below, if you’d please!
The whole garden cannot be seen from any point within the garden.
This garden has quite a number of sections including the DRAGON WALL represents a very special meaning, the Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, the Twin Pavilion and The Tea House that offers traditional Chinese tea and other refreshments.
So this is the Dragon Wall, it symbolizes the bond between Sydney, New South Wales and Guangzhou.
And this would be the Twin Pavilions.
BTW, This was the Carriage of the Emperor of China.
AND it is fully made of PURE JADE.
I seriously have no idea how many of the Emperor’s servants it would take to lift that thing up!
(With or Without the Emperor inside, the weight of it is…..!?!?!?!?)
Anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed this post!