"Chinatown" ChinaTown Tip by Jez79

ChinaTown, Brisbane: 5 reviews and 13 photos

  Chinatown, Fortitude Valley
by Jez79

Brisbane's Chinatown Mall was established in 1987 in Duncan St, Fortitude Valley, an area where Asian traders had long been based. The Mall was refurbished in 1996, with rotunda's, pagoda's and lions in the style of the Tang Dynasty. A water garden was also added, with the fountain and pond symbolising good fortune. Chinatown is the hub of Asian trade in Brisbane, with a variety of supermarkets, restaurants, trinket and clothing shops, Chinese medicine specialists and markets on the weekends. During Chinese New Year, the area comes alive with celebrations and performances. If you're after a Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai or Korean meal, Chinatown and the surrounding area has a myriad of delicious choices.

Some people might recognise Chinatown from some scenes in Jackie Chan's movie First Strike.

Parallel to the Chinatown Mall is the Brunswick St Mall, which has markets on Saturday's and a variety of pubs and restaurants worth looking at. A short drive away is New Farm Park, which is great for a barbecue or to kick a footy around. There is also a nice river walk and an expensive cafe.

Address: Duncan St, Fortitude Valley (downtown Brisbane)
Directions: Bounded by Alfred St., to McLachlan St., and Gipps St., to Constance St.
Website: http://www.brisbane-australia.com/chinatown.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2004
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