The Chinese Garden of Friendship, located in Sydney?s Darling Harbour, is a scenic destination for people who would like to spend a relaxing afternoon while touring the Sydney area. The Chinese garden of friendship is situated near Sydney?s local Chinatown and follows closely the designs of the classic Ming Dynasty Chinese Garden.
Designed by Sydney?s sister city, Guangzhou, the garden offers a serene background as well as a look into the architecture and the design aesthetics of the Chinese culture. It was established as a part of the bicentennial celebration of Sydney and officially opened its doors to the general public in 1988. The Chinese garden of friendship was named as such to help people know about the eternal bond between Australia and nearby China.
There are several notable attractions for people to enjoy when visiting the garden including the garden?s entrance which features dragon guards standing watch over the doorway, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. The symbolic Dragon Wall is also a favorite spot for visitors, alluding to the harmony and bond between China?s Guangzhou as well as the Australia?s New South Wales district.
Other staples in traditional Chinese gardens around the world can be seen in Sydney?s Chinese Garden of Friendship which includes the Twin Pavilion and the Water Pavilion of Lotus.
For visitors looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, the garden is also an ideal place to visit as there is a Chinese Tea House situated within the garden. The tea house serves various types of Chinese teas as well as other refreshments.
Since Chinatown is nearby, tourists who would like to experience more of China while visiting Sydney can take a walk and take in the sights and sounds of the locale.
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