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Chinatown is the best spot to get cheap eats and souvenirs in Sydney. Centred around the Dixon Street pedestrian mall in Haymarket, Chinatown is buzzing with food and shopping options. Market City contains a modern shopping centre, restaurants and the Wednesday to Sunday flea market, Paddy’s Markets. Also located in Chinatown in the picturesque Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Tip: Paddy’s Markets have a great range of souvenirs, discount clothing and fresh produce. Catch the train from Kings Cross to Central Station and from there it is a short walk.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Sydney Lunar Festival , every year in Sydney, from 25 January to 9 February. This vibrant arts festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free. Visit one of the many famed restaurants of Chinatown for a celebratory feast or grab a festival-friendly snack from a variety of on-site food trucks or market stalls and enjoy the electric and luminous parade int the streets.



It’s so easy to access from Sydney Lodges via Sydney’s Light Rail, bus or rideshare/taxi.