The Garden was designed and built by Chinese landscape architects and gardeners, and is governed by the Taoist principles of 'Yin-Yang' and the five opposite elements - earth, fire, water, metal and wood. These principles also stress the importance of Qi, the central force of life and energy.
Yin-Yang plays such a vital role that just one missing element would disrupt the garden's harmony and balance. However when combined perfectly, the five elements form a fluid and nurturing environment.
Everything you see in the Chinese Garden has been hand-picked and meticulously placed to capture the five elements and the energy of Qi.
Where: The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located at the southern end of Darling Harbour, near the Sydney Entertainment Centre and adjacent to Chinatown.
Chinese Garden of Friendship @ Darling Harbour
Adults $6 Children (under 12 yrs) $3 Family (2 adults & 2 children) $15 Concession (Australian pensioners and students only) $3 Audio Tour (English and Mandarin) $4 Annual pass membership Adult $50 Family $125 (2 adults and 2 children) Passes available at the ticket office of the Chinese Garden of Friendship (Conditions apply)