We had the Good Fortune 造化
to visit Vancouver, BC last year!
In addition to visiting the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, we walked through Chinatown on the way to Vancouver’s Chinese Garden~ to see the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
In tandem with Chinese New Year and The Year of the Snake which officially began on February 10th, I thought you might enjoy a virtual stroll :) through the Chinese garden.
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The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, was the first of its kind outside of China, built in 1985-1986, using the time-honored principles and techniques of the original Ming dynasty garden.
Fifty-two master craftsmen from Suzhou China, working with Canadian counterparts, completed this landscape masterpiece within a year. The intricate halls and walkways are constructed with precise joinery and without the use of nails, screws or glue.
You can read more about the design
elements of the Garden, here.
In the meantime, journey back in time to 15th Century China
and enjoy this “window to another world”. . .
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