Chinese Garden of Friendship @ Darling Harbour, Sydney

Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

Prior to heading to the aquarium, we took a look around the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship. Conveniently located at Darling Harbour, the garden was built as a symbol of friendship between Sydney and Guangzhou to mark Australia’s bicentenary in 1988. Aesthetic and harmonious elements make up the garden’s sizeable landscape: koi-filled lakes, gushing waterfalls, curious rock formations, stunning bonsai trees and the presence of interesting wildlife, just to name a few. With such lovely backdrops for photographs, it is no wonder the garden is known as a popular venue for weddings and functions.

Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

When James was young, he had always wanted to move to Sydney. In his mind’s eye, he pictured himself visiting the garden regularly during his spare time, spending the day there and maybe reading a book in one of the peaceful pavilions. The idea that such a tranquil space could exist in the middle of a bustling city environment greatly appealed to him. As for me? Well, a magpie-lark decided to attack me while we were there (I guess it really didn’t like my camera and my god, that beak makes a vicious weapon), so I have other ideas about this garden. At least a territorial seagull came along and managed to teach that evil bird a good lesson!

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CHINESE GARDEN OF FRIENDSHIP
Pier Street, Darling Harbour
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Admission: $6 (adult), $3 (child/concession)
www.chinesegarden.com.au

Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

Other posts from the Sydney series:
Angela’s Birthday Weekend Getaway
Taronga Zoo @ Sydney, New South Wales

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4 thoughts on “Chinese Garden of Friendship @ Darling Harbour, Sydney

  1. What stunning photographs! During my brief stint in Sydney, our hotel was right around the corner. I desperately wanted to visit, but alas, there were never enough hours in the day to do everything. After seeing your post, I feel like I was there now!

    1. Thank you! It’s a shame you didn’t manage to see the garden! But I’m glad I was able to give you a glimpse of its beauty through this post. On a separate note, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! :-)

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