Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney, Australia
Imagine the hustle and bustle of one of the big cities of the world. Cars and sirens, yelling and laughing, food being eaten and shopping being done. Tall buildings and lots of traffic and tourists taking pictures and locals rushing to work. Then picture, if you will, a little pocket of quiet and serenity smack bang in the middle of it. Of unexpected quiet, bar the sounds of trickling water and a few birds. Lush, green gardens with beautiful flowers under the shade of detailed, oriental pagodas.
Welcome to the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, Australia. Built in 1988 to celebrate both Australia’s bicentenary and the special relationship between the cities of Sydney and Guangzhou, this is a special little paradise built on the principles of yin and yang. At only AUD$6.00 entry for adults, it’s a very small price to pay for such a gorgeous mid-city escape, and is well worth a visit!