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Chinese Attractions in Sydney, Australia

The Business Insider reported that Chinese tourism is making a big impact not only in local tourism, but also in the retail industry. In fact, Chinese travellers put Australia in the 15th spot in terms of their shopping destinations. But other than retail therapy, the Land Down Under is also a favourite holiday destination of Chinese travellers, especially during the Chinese New Year. In taking advantage of the tourist influx, retailers launched various marketing strategies, such as gift cards and commemorative Chinese New Year gifts.

Listed here are some of the Chinese Attractions in Sydney, Australia that Chinese (and also non-Chinese) holidaymakers must see and visit.

Chinese Attractions in Sydney, Australia

  • Chinatown

Discovering Chinatown is a thrilling way to experience the authentic Chinese culture in Sydney. There are a lot of things to do and attractions in Sydney’s Chinatown. 

There are also family-oriented attractions in the area. Each year, tourists flock in Chinatown for the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The good thing about this is that there is no entrance fee. Everyone can marvel at the lion and dragon dance while munching delicious Chinese delicacies.

  • Chinese Story Tellers and Night Market

Chinatown is also teeming with a vibrant night market and story tellers. For history enthusiasts out there, you better head straight to 280 Pitt Street. In here, story tellers narrate the hardships and efforts of the early Chinese immigrants in Sydney.

After a tiring day, shop ’til you drop in the popular Chinese Night Market. There are traditional Chinese items peddled and hawked in this place. Jewelries, ornaments, toys and groceries can also be purchased here. The Night Market on Little Hay Street and Dixon Street is open every Friday.

  • Chinese Hotpot

Chinese cuisines are among the tastiest and mouth-watering food in the world. If you are craving for some hotpot, Sydney’s CBD is packed with good hotpot places. Some of these can be traced at Sussex Street, Cunningham Street and Goulburn Street.

  • Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship near Darling Harbour is just a short trip from Chinatown. The garden is a good place if you are looking for solitude or would want to enjoy nature without leaving Sydney. Waterfalls, lakes and local wildlife can be traced at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

  • Chinese Community Walking Tour

It is said that the first Chinatown in the city was established in The Rocks. The Susannah Place Museum in Gloucester Street offers a walking tour at the Chinese community’s historical link with the Rocks. Tickets for the walking tour range from $25 to $30.

  • Emergency Dentist for Chinese Holidaymakers

Smile Concepts is considered by many Chinese residents of Sydney to the the best Sydney dentist and are experts in in all areas of implant, veneer and general dentistry. Their caring and dedicated team, with over 40 years of combined experience, offer the latest dentistry technology in a modern and relaxed environment.

For more information on Smile Concepts visit their website here: or call +61-2-9267-7777