"Enter the dragon" Top 5 Page for this destination Chinatown Tip by iandsmith

Chinatown, Sydney: 37 reviews and 91 photos

  All I need is a sunny day
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  • All I need is a sunny day - Sydney
      All I need is a sunny day
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  • The omnipresent dragon rock - Sydney
      The omnipresent dragon rock
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  • Lake of Brightness - Sydney
      Lake of Brightness
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  • Rosemarie at the waterfall - Sydney
      Rosemarie at the waterfall
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  • Lots of ibis - Sydney
      Lots of ibis
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The dragon is an important cultural symbol to the Chinese and so it seems appropriate that the one animal (apart from birds, particularly ibis [see pic 5]) that you will see lots of at the Chinese Garden of Friendship is the Australian Bearded Dragon, a fairly common lizard throughout the land of Oz.
In Chinese mythology dragons are seen as benevolent guardians and are associated with good fortune. The Dragon Rock seen in pictures 2 and 3 draws your eye whenever you are adjacent to the Lake of Brightness.
One spot I particularly liked was the waterfall, strangely without any special title, just a waterfall, that's all. Its boisterous tone is such a relief from the drone of the city outside the walls that it has an immediate relaxing effect upon you.

Address: Darling Harbour
Directions: Near Chinatown
Website: http://www.sydney-chinatown.info/

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2006
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