Chinatown is situated in Haymarket, between Central Station and Darling Harbour and is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Chanatown Quick Facts:

  • Southern part of the Sydney CBD
  • Situated in and around Dixon Street, Haymarket, between Central Station and Darling Harbour
  • Australia's largest Chinatown
  • Current location since the 1920s

  • Features of Chinatown:
    • Paifang (traditional Chinese architectural) at each end
    • Numerous Chinese restaurants
    • You can get Yum Cha for breakfast and lunch
    • Many restaurants stay open late till 3 or 4 am in the morning
    • A sculpture made from a dead tree trunk; named Golden Water Mouth - a symbol of luck for the community
    • Market City - famous for affordable designer fashion with over 30 factory clearance outlets, restaurants, cafes, gourmet food specialists and a food court with a licensed bar offers cuisine from all over the world, over 100-retail shops including Australia's largest Yum Cha restaurant.
    • February festivities celebrating the Chinese New Year.
    • September - The Moon Festival, in mid Autumn during the Equinox.

Getting Around

  • Chinatown is an easy 15 minute walk from Central railway station.
  • The Metro Light Rail stops at nearby Paddy’s Markets.
  • Chinatown is within easy walking distance of Darliing Harbour.
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