Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Chinatown

Built by fifty two master craftsmen in the space of a year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens are a feat of beauty, engineering - as there is no glue, nails or screws used in the construction of the doors, bridges, walls and latticework - and historic significance. The entrance and its impeccable sign introduce visitors to a taste of this pristine and cultural garden. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Opened on April 24, 1986 for the upcoming World Expo, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens is an authentic Ming Dynasty Garden.

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All Seasons

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All Weather

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2 hours

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Vancouver's Chinatown encompasses many old, brightly coloured buildings, all which are dulled by the brilliance of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, an authentic Ming dynasty garden built on the Southern edge of this district. Composing of old trees, white walls, bridges and other foliage, this garden represents the thousands of immigrants who braved the journey to Canada, and celebrates time honoured traditions at this ethnic and historical site in Vancouver's Chinatown.

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens have the distinction of being the first full-sized Ming Dynasty Scholar's Garden built outside of China; using pristine white walls, Asian inspired foliage and materials to highlight one the most serene spaces found in the downtown core.

A cascade of wide doorways, intricate stonework and sheltered areas, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a design delight, ranging from the water features to the tall bamboo stalks and the equally particular and perfectly manicured plants.

Guided tours are a must in this small but well beautified space to highlight the many pieces of artwork and furniture that are housed in the galleries.

A plethora of bridges and artful walkways increase the creativity of the space as each separated courtyard space offers a view of a scholar's garden, rarely seen in the Western world. These intricate halls and walkways are constructed with precise joinery without the use of any construction materials such as nails, screws or glue.

Built to bridge the gap between the Eastern and Western cultural differences and as a showcase of Vancouver's Asian culture for the 1986 World Expo, the garden continues to be a showcase of beauty and serenity. Vancouver's The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens were built during 1985 and1986, where fifty-two master craftsmen from China, used principles and techniques of the original Ming dynasty garden for to create an authentic garden.

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The entrance and its impeccable sign introduce visitors to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens which celebrate the cultural significance of the Chinatown District and the struggles faced to keep one identity while living in a new country.
Built for the 1986 World Expo and by fifty-two master craftsmen from China and taking two years to complete, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens in Vancouver's Chinatown is an authentic Ming dynasty garden celebrating Asian influence in Canada.


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