Chinese Garden of Friendship

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Chinese Garden of Friendship
Chinese Garden of Friendship (looking back at city).jpg
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Simplified Chinese 谊园
Traditional Chinese 誼園
Waterfalls in the Garden
Entrance to the Garden

The Chinese Garden of Friendship (simplified Chinese: 谊园; traditional Chinese: 誼園) is a Chinese garden in Darling Harbour and close to Chinatown, Sydney, Australia. Modeled on the typical private gardens of the Ming Dynasty, the garden offers an insight into Chinese heritage and culture.

History[edit]

The Chinese Garden of Friendship was designed by Sydney's Chinese sister city, Guangzhou in China. Chinatown, Sydney 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.

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.

Features[edit]

The whole garden cannot be seen from any point within the garden. The garden has a number of features including the Dragon Wall symbolizing the bond between New South Wales and Guangzhou, the Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, the Twin Pavilion and The Tea House that offers traditional Chinese tea and other refreshments. The garden is a popular venue for weddings, providing many beautiful backgrounds for photographs.

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Coordinates: 33°52′36″S 151°12′09″E / 33.87654°S 151.20263°E / -33.87654; 151.20263