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Chinatown

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Chinatown
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Address: George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sydney Food Tour: A Taste of Chinatown
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney

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We have been to many Chinatowns in other cities and this one was similar to those. Not very big - but big enough to get a feel of the area.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Still look the same after a decade. This spot is where all Chinese folks will visits wherever you go around the world? Same for here in Sydney. You can find most of the Chinese foods here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed walking through china town. its a real mixture of things. guess its like most chinatowns interesting things going on

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to many Chinatowns in other cities and this one was similar to those. Not very big - but big enough to get a feel of the area.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been to similar places in Asia then you might find it interesting & colourful especially at night. It's not like it was 30+ years ago with predominantly Chinese restaurants & food houses selling good quality, authentic Chinese food. Now it's more for the tourists (+ predictably expensive/mass produced/fast food because of that) and more like Asia town... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a HK tourist, you must go check out Sydney's Chinatown at least once! It is along the street right opposite to Market City Centre, small in size but well formed and all-rounded. However, I guess I better save the seats in those Chinese Restaurants to Western traveler hahahahaha. A very interesting place to go and feels like home since... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been one of the evenings in Chinatown and not really that fine. If you are used to China towns in other places in the world you will find this one somehow disappointing. If you have little time then visit other places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Chinatown, make sure you check out Emporers Cream buns. at just 30c each, they are a great little treat to eat while exploring Chinatown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big Chinatown district but well worth finding especially if you are looking for particular hard to find China goods such as cooking ingredients etc. The shops around here are great for that kind of stuff. Some very good small restaurants too. Enjoyable to walk around and check out interesting shops for gifts and souvenirs. Nice little spot right... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to find cheap shirts, gifts and more, China town is the place to do it, whether you try the shops along the streets or Paddy's Market, you will find anything you could possibly be looking for. There is a nice park there as well for great people watching. Worth walking through, especially if you are vising the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed close to Chinatown so we would go there quite often. Many restaurant options and always full of life. The place to have a late meal

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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