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Embrace a great splash of another culture in the heart of Chinatown Melbourne! By staying at the Ovolo Laneways Hotel, you’ll be just two minutes away from this ethnic enclave, located at the eastern end of Little Bourke Street in the famous Central Business District (CBD).
This one-way street is occupied with great Chinese restaurants and grocery stores, but what will take your breath away is amazing Chinese art and all kinds of traditional performances, such as lion dance and dragon lantern show.
Stay at the Ovolo Laneways, one of the hotels near Chinatown Melbourne, and don’t miss an opportunity of experiencing China’s culture with incredible dumpling houses, yum cha restaurants, karaoke, and more!
Chinatown Melbourne was established in 1851 when the first Chinese immigrants arrived for the gold rush, and it became the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world.
Throughout the years, Melbourne’s Chinatown has become a popular destination in the city centre for both local and international visitors.
The Tianjin Garden marks the eastern entrance of Chinatown at Spring Street, and at the same time, it’s an icon for Chinatown that has been collaboratively conceived by designers from Melbourne and Tianjin. The Garden has a beautiful, relaxing area with its water feature, pavilion, and seating space for visitors, office workers, families, and students.
This part of the city is loaded with a wide range of restaurants from fine dining to laneway and arcade noodle. Besides that, here you can find many bookstores, fashion boutiques, and other retail outlets in arcades such as the Village Centre, The Target Centre, and the Paramount Plaza. But what gives this area a unique vibe are different traditional festivals and activities that you can enjoy while visiting.
Ovolo Laneways may just be one of the hotels near Chinatown Melbourne, but it is regarded as the most beautiful boutique hotel with top-notch accommodation.
So, let yourself feel the China vibe in the heart of Melbourne as you find great entertainment spots in Chinatown and get yourself long-lasting memories. Then, come back to your relaxing room after a whole day of fun and exploration!
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, the Chinese Museum’s five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community.
Marvel at the world’s biggest processional Dai Loong Dragon, uncover Han Dynasty artefacts, and discover the new One Million Stories Exhibition, showcasing the contribution Chinese-Australians have made to the Australian Society for over 200 years.
Check out these magnificent theatres that we recommend you go to and make the most of your stay in Melbourne!
The Princess Theatre is one of the most iconic and striking theatres in Melbourne. You will enjoy its world-class stage, stalls, a classic chandelier and the three levels with seating that can accommodate over a thousand people.
The Her Majesty’s Theatre is one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues for live performance that has been the home to all Melbourne’s great musicals as well as presenting opera, ballet, plays, and concerts for over the past 130 years.
This famous place, the Comedy Theatre, is located at 240 Exhibition Street, it has a seating capacity of 1,003 seats and is known to host really entertaining events such as Wil Anderson – Wil Informed and Barnum the Circus Musical.
The Regent Theatre Melbourne is known to host fabulous shows such as The Saboteurs and Billy Elliot the Musical,
and it plays a key part in this city’s history since it was opened as a grand picture palace in 1929.
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Located at 191 Collins Street, it has a seating capacity of 2, 162 and is known to host fabulous shows such as The Saboteurs and Billy Elliot the Musical.Learn More →
Comedy Theatre is located at 240 Exhibition Street, it has a seating capacity of 1,003 and is known to host really entertaining events such as Wil Anderson.Learn More →