Did you know
The opening scenes of The Matrix — where Neo gets into the car — were shot in Chinatown. Head to the bridge underpass on the corner of Campbell and Elizabeth streets, ideally on a drizzly day, to recreate the scene for yourself.
Chinatown is edged by Goulburn Street, Elizabeth Street and the pedestrian-friendly The Goods Line. Get there by public transport — all trains stop at the nearby Central Station — then continue your adventure on foot.
The 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art never fails to impress. The not-for-profit gallery has a rotating roster of new works that explore the links between Australia and its regional neighbour, Asia. It’s a surprising, visionary oasis in the middle of Chinatown’s hubbub.