Friday, July 17, 2009

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden, Vancouver

The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden in downtown Vancouver is an island of tranquillity amidst the bustle of a big city. The layout follows the traditional design of a Chinese Ming scholar’s private residence and garden and is based on the harmony of rock, water, plants and architecture.
The building materials were imported from China and 52 master craftsmen from Suzhou, China worked with Canadian counterparts to construct the facility without using nails, screws or glue.

The garden is located in Chinatown at 578 Carrall Street. I would recommend taking a guided tour as there is so much intention behind each feature of the garden.

1 comment:

Jen said...

It looks gorgeous!