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Perth is the state capital city of Western Australia. The centre of Perth is located on the northern bank of the Swan River about 20km inland from the Indian Ocean. Perth is a very green city, with an abundance of parks and tree-lined boulevards. The streets in Perth are basically aligned north - south and east - west. North - South streets run parallel to William Street and east - west streets parallel to Wellington Street.

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Asian Area
Shops here are selling Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean products, especially food, and some items are surprisingly cheap. Around Beaufort Street.

Cultural Precinct
Immediately to the north of Perth Station, and still in Northbridge, is the Cultural Precinct, where one can find the Museum of Western Australia, the Art Gallery and the State Library. Off Beaufort Street.

Forrest Place
At the centre of the city is Forrest Place which is for pedestrians only. It is flanked by the impressive G.P.O., a small part of which is still used for its intended purpose. Perth Visitor Centre is here too, and the square is used for open-air concerts and entertainment. Forrest was an explorer and the first Premier of Western Australia.

King Street
This small street is known for its impressive resurgence restaurants, cafes and shops which line the road, and also the nearby lanes and arcades, in an area which previously consisted mainly of disused warehouses.

London Court
London Court between Hay Street Mall and St George's Terrace is not as old as it is intended to appear. This arcade dates from the 1930s, but resembles a part of Tudor London. There are clocks at each end with hourly jousting tournaments and interesting little shops within. Walk through the Court to St. George's Terrace and turn left, and then left again up Barrack Street.

Northbridge lies to the north of the horseshoe bridge which crosses the railway line in William Street, between Perth Station and the Wellington Street Bus Station. It is easy walking distance from the city centre, but it is also within the free transit zone and the Blue CAT Bus goes here. James Street, the second street after the bridge, has become famous for food, but the surrounding streets too are competing hard. Here you will find every type of cuisine imaginable, a microcosm of the ethnic diversity of Perth. There are also pubs and nightclubs.


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