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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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  • We had to pass through Chinatown several times during our stay in Melbourne and I was amazed as to just how busy it is - other than on our way home from the jazz club late at night. So many restaurant...  more »
  • 紐約唐人街巷路狹窄 舊金山唐人街店頭總泛著油膩 倫敦唐人街光線灰暗 橫濱唐人街人潮擁擠 墨爾本的唐人街沒有上述這些問題 沒有印象中唐人街的獨特氣味 讓此地成為很適合閒逛的地方 
  • 就是一條街,基本上都是吃的和賣遊客的店,如果妳只是看看他們態度臉色都很差,餐館也都很骯髒,偶爾他們廚房的門會打開,自己看就明白了,裡面有個小商場內有中國電影院,如果要看中文電影是最佳選擇。 
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  • While a lot of the gift shops are unashamedly aimed at international tourists with their Ugg boot sales (never seen so many ugg boots in my life) and koala, wombat and kangaroo stuffed animals, there are a lot of good restaurants and some interesting vintage buildings. If you're a vintage architecture fan like me, you will be more than satisfied.
  • It almost feel like a Chinese street. There are many hidden restaurants around. There are good and bad ones. If you want the best experience in China Town make sure you do your research first. If you walk in a random restaurant it's like flipping a coin.
  • The world's oldest continuous operating Chinatown, make sure you don't neglect the restaurants on the side streets and laneways. Lots to see and lots of delicious food.
  • 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!