C$12 for Admission for Two to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (C$24 Value)

Vancouver

Value Discount You Save
C$24 50% C$12
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 760 bought

In a Nutshell

This tranquil and beautiful Chinese garden was built by artisans from Suzhou following traditions that go back thousands of years

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with any other promotion or for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Giving this as a gift? Send it instantly with one of our loving e-cards, or print a handy gift envelope and card.

The Deal

  • C$12 for admission for two (C$24 value)

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

China is famous for its breathtaking and meticulously landscaped gardens, the most famous of which were designed hundreds of years ago, during the Ming Dynasty. The ancient tradition is alive and well at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where guests will find the same signature symmetrical arrangements and winding paths popular on the other side of the world.

Yet the garden isn't simply a recreation of the real thing—it was built by actual Chinese artisans from Suzhou, who constructed each walkway and hall in the traditional manner, using intricate joinery that does not require nails, screws, or glue. And, just like the gardens of a thousand years ago, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden boasts a design that aims to strike a balance between four elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture.

  • The rock: The garden's rock formations range from a man-made mountain at the center of the garden to a scattering of water-worn limestone boulders. The common denominator? They're all imported from the Suzhou's Lake Tai, down to the pebble.
  • The water: Jade green, due to the clay that lines the bottom of the garden's pond. The hue is an intentional artistic choice, meant to enhance the pond's reflections.
  • The plants: A blend of local plants and native Chinese ones, the garden's collection of flora ranges from cypress to miniature rhododendrons. Clusters of three winter plants—pine, bamboo, and winter-flowering plum—stud the terrain, symbolizing strength and rebirth.
  • The architecture: Visitors can step into assorted pavilions, including The Han Bi Xie (Jade Water Pavilion), which appears to float on the surface of the pond. The water flowing underneath it also keeps it refreshingly cool in the summer.

Customer Reviews

I took a group of mandarin speaking students, and we had a mandarin speaking guide. They loved it, felt so at home. It is beautiful, calm and peaceful, an oasis in the heart of downtown.
Pat C. · May 23, 2016
Great place!! Good place for an sunny afternoon activity
Gordon · May 16, 2016
Go on a sunny day as you will enjoy the outdoor garden areas. Take the time to sign up for a tour- it is most interesting to hear about the creating of the garden.
Loretta M. · May 16, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Vancouver

    578 Carrall St

    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

    +16046623207

    Get Directions

Get off the couch for family-friendly fun
15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{}