A Closer Look at The Chinese Garden of Friendship
Story Title: A Closer Look at The Chinese Garden of Friendship
Broadcast Date: 31st March 2012
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Trevor visits the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship, a must see tourist attraction for anyone visiting Sydney.
Interesting Facts About the Chinese Gardens
- The Chinese community in Sydney initiated the gardens so they could share their rich cultural heritage with Australians.
- The garden is governed by the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’ and incorporates the 5 elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood into every aspect of the design.
- The grounds are a scaled-down version of a typical private garden from the Shang dynasty 3000 years ago.
- The garden is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm and is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
- Some of the garden highlights include Dragon Rock, the Dragon Wall and the Twin Pavilion
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