Photo: Gateway to Dixon Street
Centered on Dixon Street, Sussex and Goulburn Streets, Chinatown is very much Asian as well as Chinese.
There are excellent restaurants serving Asian cuisines, noodle bars, food halls and gift and speciality shops from all over Asia. Restaurants include those from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea and Japan, amongst others.
At the many eateries they serve dishes from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, other parts of Asia and of course China.
You can get Yum Cha for breakfast and lunch and many of the restaurants here stay open late till 3 or 4 am in the morning.
You can find lots of bargains here, but also the latest in Asian trends and fashion:
There is a small Spanish Quarter just around the corner on Liverpool street, with some excellent Spanish Restaurants as well as the Spanish Club.
Feast on Chorizo, try Paella and be entertained with Spanish dancing and inspiring Flamenco. The Tapas are a great way to feast with your drinks long into the night.
Nearby Haymarket, centered on George Street in the area has upmarket bars, theatres and multiplex cinemas as well as fast food outlets.
There are wifi and internet cafés in the area, many with good connections.
Chinatown Celebrates every year in February with festivities celebrating the Chinese New Year. The Moon Festival, celebrated in China, Korea and Vietnam for over a thousand years, is celebrated here every September, in mid Autumn during the Equinox.
How to get to Chinatown and Haymarket: Both Chinatown and Haymarket are conviently located a short walk from Central Train Station or Town Hall Station.
Many of the city’s buses move through George St and you can get off at Haymarket. The light rail from Central Train Station passes Chinatown just after the Haymarket stop.
Just a short walk away to the west is Sydney Darling Harbour. Here you can locate more bargains at the many different speciality, fashion and accessory shops:
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Photo: Couple on the stairs at the Capitol Theatre, Haymarket