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Chinese Garden of Friendship

​The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a serene place of beauty at the southern end of Darling Harbour.


Designed in 1986 by landscape architects and gardeners from Sydney’s sister city, Guangzhou, the Chinese Garden of Friendship follows the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’ – the balance of opposing yet complementary forces – and ‘Wu-Xing’ – the harmonious five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.


Wander serene pathways and take in exotic plants, blooming flowers and a lake of shimmering Koi. If you fancy staying for a while, experience The Gardens by Lotus, an onsite restaurant in a heritage listed teahouse serving dumplings, Chinese tea and fiery Sichuan cuisine.


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With so much to do in Sydney, why not become a tourist in your own backyard?


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