Haymarket is arguably Sydney’s most distinctive and iconic cultural precinct encompassing the largest Chinatown in Australia. It is home to 13,000 residents and provides around 25% of the City’s visitor accommodation. The local area attracts many local and international visitors, investors, students and resiidents creating a diverse and exciting area. Its innate energy and vigour have ensured its longevity for the past 150 years and the area now draws around 2.5 million visitors annually.
Haymarket offers a dynamic mix of shops, bars and restaurants. From yum cha palaces to sushi trains, Asian style cake shops to traditional tea and herbal suppliers, the area is a veritable melting pot of flavours and cuisines from the depth and breadth of Asia. Plus you will discover some cool Karaoke places, interesting bars and hidden arcades full of great shops.
Some things not to be missed include historic Dixon Street – a bustling alfresco dining strip, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Paddy’s Market and Market City.