But nowhere in Sydney is more ostentatiously Chinese than the Chinese Garden in Darling Harbour. The garden, built in the classic Ming style, was a gift to Sydney from her Chinese sister city, Guangzhou, which is a huge metropolis no one really notices because it's vaguely near Hong Kong if you draw China really small. The garden opened in 1988 with the goal of promoting cross-cultural friendship and understanding.
|Where the heck are we . . . ?|
|China, did you pull something crazy again?|
It's also as Chinese a Chinese garden as just about anything we saw in China. How's that for cognitive dissonance?