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Top 10 Chinatowns across the globe

05-29-2011 14:47 BJT

Haven't got a chance to visit China? Then go to a local Chinatown nearest to you, where you can find a great variety of Chinese treasures on offer. Travel website Cheapflights.com (www.cheapflights.com) offers its top 10 Chinatowns across the globe for visitors to explore Chinese culture.

NO.10 Melbourne

In 1851 Chinese prospectors flocked to the State of Victoria, drawn by the lure of gold. Melbourne's Chinatown extends along Little Bourke Street between Swanston Street and Spring Street and is known by a couple of superlatives - the oldest Chinatown in Australia and the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world. The lodging houses for miners are long gone, replaced by restaurants (much visited by local university students and workers), shops and the Chinese Museum, which tells the stories of Australians of Chinese descent.


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