Classical Chinese Garden (Vancouver)

Built in the Chinatown district of Vancouver, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese garden that was constructed and planned outside of China itself! As Vancouver is known for its heavy rainfall, this is a popular tourist destination that can easily be enjoyed with an umbrella in hand.

The Canadian and Chinese governments collaborated on the garden project in 1985. The garden was officially completed in 1986.

A surprising fact about the garden is that the climate is very similar to that of another region in China, Suzhou, and all the plants used for the project were carefully selected based on blooming times to signal the changing of the seasons.

 

i360-by-diverbo-useful-vocabulary VOCABULARY

heavy rainfall = lluvias intensas

that can easily be enjoyed = que se puede disfrutar fácilmente

with an umbrella in hand = con un paraguas en la mano

surprising fact = hecho sorprendente

to be carefully selected = ser cuidadosamente seleccionadas (las plantas)

based on blooming times = según el tiempo de florecimiento

to signal the changing of the seasons = para indicar el cambio de las estaciones

05/10/2015Level - difficulty 2United StatesAudioText1 min