Area in Fortitude Valley

Punctuated by a replica Tang dynasty archway at its western end, Duncan St is Brisbane's rather modest Chinatown. The pedestrianised strip (and the stretch of Ann St between Duncan St and Brunswick St Mall) is home to a handful of Chinatown staples, including glazed flat ducks hanging behind steamy windows, Asian grocery stores and the aromas of Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cooking. The area is at it most rambunctious during Chinese New Year festivities.