The Chinese Garden of Friendship was one of the first things we encountered on our first day in Sydney. I had read reviews that said it was worthwhile, and we definitely found it to be so. Later, when locals asked where we had been and we told them about the garden, they generally said they'd never been, or even never heard of it!
The Garden was a gift to Australia upon their bicentennial in 1988. It is quite large and features lots of "bone" (big rocks, bridges, buildings and earth formations) and "blood" (water). There are also many birds, turtles and fish. Oriental gardens are always peaceful and thoughtful places, and this one is quite large and yet extremely private. Highly recommended. Also, don't miss the Jade Imperial Wedding Carriage!
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