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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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NEXT AREAS TO EXPLORE AFTER CIRCULAR QUAY & DARLING HARBOUR!

After visiting the attractions located near the Circular Quay (Sdyney Harbour Bridge and Opera House) and Darling Harbour, I decided to visit the CBD for a change of sceneries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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438 reviews 438 reviews
361 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After visiting the attractions located near the Circular Quay (Sdyney Harbour Bridge and Opera House) and Darling Harbour, I decided to visit the CBD for a change of sceneries. If you're into shopping, the CBD is the place for you. There are lots of shops, grocery stores, restaurants, bars as well as offices, etc for one to explore. Note that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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971 attraction reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Seems somehow grimy and not so special, although there are plenty of good cafes scattered around where you can get a decent coffee. At night the area is fairly quiet and lacks the vibrancy of Melbourne CBD.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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307 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The CBD has an interesting mix of really cool historic buildings (e.g., QVB, Town Hall, old churches, etc.), modern skycrapers, office buildings, and shops. Lots of nice pubs and restaurants mixed in, together with the usual big-city seedy massage shops and adult bookstores. Fabulous diversity of restaurants, including loads of great Thai restaurants and shops. Fun and vibrant!

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
1,082 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

There really isn't anything particularly special about Sydney's downtown business district. Its architecture is not distinctive and it does not have the vitality and energy of other seaside cities like Barcelona or Miami or New York.

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Melbourne, Australia
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249 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visitors familiar with harbour-side and bay-side cities such as San Francisco will easily get a sense of how Sydney's city centre is laid out. Actually it was never mapped out or designed with the rigidity and logic of a town planning visionary. It just grew, inwards and upslope from the edge of Sydney Cove. So you find narrow and curving... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Essentially Sydney CBD (central business district) is the 'city' or 'downtown Sydney'. The CBD is where most offices, attractions, hotels, shopping facilities and food and drink places are. As a tourist, you will mostly spend majority of your time here. Ideally you want to stay in the CBD area because it's the closest to the places you want to go... More 

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Perth, Australia
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504 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Sydney's CBD is distinctly average for a city of its reputation. You come to Sydney for the harbour and coastline. The city itself is not impressive. Very quiet in the evenings.

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Sydney
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141 reviews 141 reviews
121 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The CBD is Sydney talk for "downtown Sydney", a huge area that mixes high-rise office buildings with shopping malls, hotels, museums and everything else you could imagine. It's busy. It's crowded. It's fast-paced. Sydney is as lively and challenging to the visitor as any other big city. The overall tone of the place changes dramatically on weekends versus weekdays, as... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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211 reviews 211 reviews
144 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is arguably the best location to be in for a vacation (or presumably any trip- I was on vacation). It's a great place to people watch, visit, and stroll around. It's also in close proximity (or easily accessible by public transportation or taxi) to many of the more famous Sydney attractions. It's known to Australians as the CBD.

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Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at CBD area on my recent vacation in sydney. Very strategic place and very convenient to almost anywhere within the city. Plenty of shopping centres, restaurants, eateries, tourist spots, coffee shops, take aways. CBD of sydney is very interesting place where you can find a mixture of old and modern architecture building with a mixture of people. This... More 

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