Sydney’s entrancing Chinatown is sure to capture the imagination of the curious visitor. This captivating locality is a fascinating attraction that features distinctive Asian culture, cuisine and shopping features. The visitor will immediately notice the area’s remarkable Oriental buildings, archways and street lanterns that never fail to make an impact. Chinatown is undoubtedly a splendid symbol of the neighbourhood’s Chinese-influenced culture. As you experience the city’s attractions a discerning choice of accommodation would be quality Sydney serviced apartments such as Oaks on Castlereagh which is just a short walk away from Chinatown.
In recent times Sydney’s Chinatown has expanded to create a sizable area bounded by Darling Harbour to the west and George Street to the east. This expansion in the size of Chinatown has been matched by the arrival of more migrants from East Asia, naturally bringing exotic cuisine and culinary styles with them. The restaurants and eateries of Chinatown offer genuine Asian fare with distinctive ingredients and culinary methods; although some of the eateries are somewhat informal and perhaps lack a classy ambience, they more than make up for it by providing outstanding variety and very moderate prices.
On Dixon Street you will find a mall that is reserved for pedestrians; this appealing mall is regarded as the heart of the locality and extends through the central area of Chinatown’s earlier established segment. This mall is bordered by numerous buildings that display a distinct Chinese architectural theme, with many housing the district’s outstanding restaurants. This area is frequented by numerous tourists, and also features grocery stores stocking Asian products such as medicinal herbs from China, homeware, clothing and exotic Asian foods.
Chinatown also celebrates many traditional events according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The Chinese New Year Festival is celebrated in February and the festivities for this event are considered to be the most spectacular outside of Asia. With so much to offer your visit to Sydney’s Chinatown is sure to be a memorable one.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+