Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Situated in Fortitude Valley, this hive of activity draws in as many locals as it does visitors. Maybe it's the hustle and bustle of the Chinese supermarkets, the exotic ingredients, or the steaming Yum Cha breakfast shared with friends that bring people back time and time again. Maybe it's the smells and sounds of fresh ingredients meeting a wok, or green tea poured over and over. Whatever the case, Chinatown is celebrated as an ever-changing feast.
But it's not just the food that's impressive. Entry into Chinatown Mall is marked by passing under traditional Chinese gates and 320 kilogram stone guard-lions. Walk around and you will see Chinatown is alive with the architecture, fabrics, colours and emotions of the Orient. Coming to Chinatown is to celebrate one of the world's most time-enduring cultures, and leaving is always joined with a promise to return.