Thursday October 18, 2007 (Day 2)
The Chinese Garden of Friendship
This garden is modeled on the typical private gardens of the Ming Dynasty; the garden
offers an insight into Chinese heritage and culture.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship was designed by Sydney's Chinese sister city, Guangzhou
in China. Sydney's Chinatown complements the areas already rich Chinese heritage and culture.
The gardens were officially opened in 1988 as part of Sydney's bicentennial celebrations
and they were named the Garden of Friendship symbolizing the bond established between China
The whole garden cannot be seen from any point within the garden. The garden has a number
of features including the Dragon Wall symbolizing the bond between New South Wales and
Guangzhou, the Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, the Twin Pavilion and the Tea House
that offered traditional Chinese tea and other refreshments.