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Sydney Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Sydney 悉尼

Sydney’s bustling Chinatown, set on Dixon, Hay and Sussex Streets in the CBD, is framed by a traditional Paifang, the style of gateway seen in many for the world’s Chinatowns. There are a variety of stores and attractions, including arts and crafts shops, fashion stores, and cheap eateries and renown restaurants.

At the time of the Chinese New Year, the district comes alive with street displays, colourful bunting, and the traditional dragon dances, fireworks displays, and street processions.

At the southern side of Chinatown, next to Hay Street, is Market City, a shopping complex behind the walls retained from the site’s old produce markets. Here you’ll find restaurants, boutique shops, a cinema complex, and Paddy’s Markets, a Wednesday-to-Sunday produce and flea market.

Chinese Garden of Friendship
Initiated by the local Chinese community to share their rich cultural heritage and celebrate Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary, the Chinese Garden is the largest of its kind outside China. The garden cements the friendship and cooperation between the sister cities of Sydney and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, China.

The Cantonese-style pavilions, lakes, trees and bridges, set in a stunning landscape featuring waterfalls, exotic plants and hidden stone pathways, are a delightful place to wander around and sit in contemplation. Be sure to visit the garden teahouse and enjoy a tea in its tranquil surroundings.

Nearby attractions include Darling Harbour, Star City Casino, the Entertainment Centre, and the beautifully restoredCapitol Theatre.

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