A Little Part of China in Sydney Australia

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The highlight of our first day in Sydney was a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It was lovely and we enjoyed stepping into another world and immersing ourselves in a beautiful landscape of waterfalls, lakes, and hidden stone pathways with traditional carvings and beautiful design and vegetation. The Garden was created and built by Chinese landscape architects and gardeners and is governed by the Taoist principles of Ying-Yang and the five opposite elements – earth, fire, water, metal and wood.

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Two Foo-dogs (Chinese lions) guard the entrance to the garden. The dramatic rock sculptures in the courtyard reminded MJ and Barb of their trip to China in 1999.

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The lakes and other water features and panoramic views were lovely. Numerous pavilions and koi added to the ambiance. The circular moon gate gives the impression of an intimate garden within a garden with walls of bamboo and a running stream create the atmosphere of a secret garden offering glimpses of the nearby lake and waterfall. If you ever have a chance, visit this lovely respite form the hustle and bustle of our everyday world.

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As we walked toward the exit we saw the magnificent dragon wall that symbolizes the bond between Sydney in Australia and Guangzhou in China.

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It was a perfect trip to a beautiful Chinese Friendship Garden here in Sydney!

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2 Responses to “A Little Part of China in Sydney Australia”

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    Mary Jane

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