Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Zen in the city.

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Usher in the Year of the Ram at one of Vancouver’s cultural jewels. Declared the “World’s Top City Garden” by National Geographic in 2012, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park is truly a place of urban zen. The Garden, which was modelled after the classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is the first full-sized classical garden constructed outside of China. Fifty-two master craftsmen from Suzhou, China worked with a team of Canadian counterparts to complete this landscape masterpiece within a year; it officially opened on April 26, 1986.

The design of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden is based on the harmony of four main elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture. This remarkable sanctuary, nestled in the heart of Chinatown, enchants with its winding paths, covered walkways, and beautiful vistas. In Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park, find peace and tranquility in unique rock forms, the lily-covered pond, and lush plants.

Photos by Joshua McVeity.

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January 28, 2014

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February 19, 2015