China Town

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.

China Town is located between Spring street and Swanston street and extends along Little Bourke street. This is an important Social & Economic place for the Chinese community. This area is dominated by Asian cafes & restaurants and grocers. While over there visit the Chinese Museum at 22 Cohen place (off little Bourke street), Melbourne. Every year during the Chinese New Year celebrations, The Millennium Dai Loong Dragon is awakened by holding a ceremony followed by a lion dance and fire crackers.

Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm; Saturday 12 noon to 4.30pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Entry: Free.

How to get there: Best way to get to this place is to catch a tram 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 on Swanston Street. As it is in the CBD area you may want to even walk down to this area and sauntering in some shops along the way