Chinese market

Melbourne’s Chinatown—stretching between Little Bourke Street to Spring Street—is reportedly the oldest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western world and the oldest Chinatown in the Southern Hemisphere. Chinese immigrants settled here during the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1850s, and every Lunar New Year holds one of the world’s biggest dragon stalks, which requires 200 people to operate it. See the dragon in the Chinese Museum in Cohen Place if you are visiting outside of the New Year’s celebrations.