Thai Town, Sydney

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The view north from near Central Station towards that section of the Sydney CBD known as Thai Town.

Thai Town is a neighbourhood in Sydney with a Thai theme. It is located in Haymarket on Campbell Street, to the east of George Street and to the west of George Street lies Sydney's Chinatown. Thai Town consists of Thai restaurants, Thai video stores and Thai groceries. Sydney has the highest population of Thais in Australia, with a growing population of around 100,000.

Thaitown celebrates many Thai festivals such as the Songkran Festival, which is held every April (Thai New Year). Thai Town was established in 2000 when rent was relatively affordable, and because it provided a source for Thai specialty foods, many Thai businesses moved into the area. It is located in the close vicinity of Central railway station.


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