Things To Do In Sydney Chinatown

Chinatown in Sydney is located on the Southern side of Sydney’s CBD. A visit to Sydney Chinatown can be a rewarding and exciting experience for tourists. You will discover some delightful mixture of Asian culture, cuisine and shopping. The area has a distinct oriental architecture, archways and street lanterns that are characteristic of Australian Chinese culture.

Furthermore, the region has a large population of East Asian immigrants that bring with them exotic cuisines and cooking styles. Chinatown is located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbour on the west and George Street on the East, extending from Dixon and Sussex Streets.

Getting to and around Sydney Chinatown

The locals often rely on the railway station to get to Chinatown. However, the choice of rail service means you must be ready to take a 15-minute walk to and fro the railway station. For group travel to Sydney Chinatown, it is advisable to use bus hire or coach hire for the best in travelling comfort.

Visit the Market City

Towards the south end of the Dixon Street is the Market City that houses many specialty shops, including an Asian supermarket. The market city has a food court fully equipped with a licensed bar that offers a variety of cuisine from around the world and over 100 retail shops. Furthermore, the market city is famous for competitively priced designer fashion with more than 30 factory outlets, cafes, restaurants and gourmet food specialist. The famous Paddy’s Markets in Sydney occupies the building’s ground floor.

Feast on authentic Asian dishes

Eateries in Sydney Chinatown, the majority of which are characterised by traditional Chinese architectural, serve authentic Asian dishes. You can get yourself Yum Cha for breakfast or lunch. After a long day shopping, you can always take the time to relax in a restaurant to enjoy a variety of traditional Chinese cuisine at exceptionally reasonable prices. Many of the restaurants remain open until 3am-4am in the morning. If you like, you can visit a bakery of your choice to get a snack and dessert. Check out for information on some of the best restaurants in China Town.

Celebrate events in Chinatown

Sydney Chinatown is host to many performances throughout the year, scheduled according to the Chinese calendar festivals. February is host to the Chinese New Year celebration, often considered the largest and most impressive Lunar New Year festivals outside Asia. Furthermore, the Moon Festival scheduled in mid-autumn, in the month of September is a popular festival.

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