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Chinatown, Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia's Chinatown is located within the Melbourne city centre and is centred at the eastern end of Little Bourke St. It extends between the corners of Swanston and Spring Streets. It is notable for being the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere.Since its inception in 1854 and the arrival of Chinese immigrants to Melbourne, the city Chinatown has played an important role in establishing the history and culture of the ethnic Chinese immigrants in Australia. An increasing interest in an ethnic variety of food and culture peaked in the 1970s and 1980s, Chinatown fuelled the growth of many restaurants, cafes, businesses and places of worship. Today, Melbourne's Chinatown is a major tourist attraction home to a variety of business and well known for its varied restaurants offering cuisines of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Korean origins.
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  • Another Chinatown outside of China. It's no big deal, just a place with a lot of Asian food store and restaurants of oriental food.
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  • If you want a taste of China then this is a must see place to enjoy Chinese Cuisine at its best. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and no shortage of food. 
  • I have been to plenty of Chinatowns in various cities and the one in Melbourne is probably one of the smallest ones. There aren't any interesting spots or iconic features in this area - rather it's a ...  read more »
  • worthwhile going. so many restaurants and snacks there. each one represents a chinese food style. great choice for food lovers :)
  • Lots of foods and it's the great one! Long way to go and always be crowded by people. If you're carving for foods, these are the best place to go!
  • My absolute favourite part of Melbourne. Food is amazing! Wouldn't be the same without it.
  • A must visit location in central Melbourne for anyone that loves to eat and drink. The surrounding lane ways are packed with restaurants and bars, perfect for a night out in the city.
  • As i visited Chinatown, i was a bit disappointed, cause you walked there through in 2minutes.... I hoped it would be bigger like in Sydney. In Sydney you have a real town
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