Even going back to the 80's, Paddy's Markets at Chinatown (now Haymarket) is still shining. Naturally, many of the items on sale have changed since. Paddy's Markets is still the markets that many of Sydney have come to know and love.
The majority of the goods do comprise of souvenirs. That is great. This hub of Sydney is a touristy area. Full of multiculturalism indeed. Do not let the sheer size of souvenirs available, to turn you off Paddy's Markets though.
So popular is this
If you love your Feng Shui, or anything along those lines in decorating your pad - you're home and hosed here also. Have you dropped your iPhone yet again? If so, your case could be damaged. Time for a new one. Solution? Paddy's Markets again. At a cheap price too.
From another friendly vendor. More food.
The vendors are rather friendly, and at many of the stands - the service is fast paced. A good place for cheap and cheerful objects.
Otherwise, if you're after a bite to eat - this is all covered. Nut lovers will love the range of different hot and cold nut treats available for example. Otherwise, cool down with a soft serve ice cream.
Then again, if you're out and about for some fresh vegetables - they're at Paddy's Markets too.
Some merchants do have EFTPOS facilities, yet at a locale like this - it makes sense to bring some ample cash with you.
Some clothes too
Seems like Paddy's Markets in Sydney will be around for a while longer. The thermostat is the crowds.
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Where: Paddy's Markets Haymarket - right next to Market City Shopping Centre.
Why: Cheap items with friendly vendors.
Cost: Depends on you, and on how much you want to spend.
When: Wednesday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm. Also opens on Monday's when a public holiday only 9am to 5pm.
Good for kids: Yes. Keep guard of them so they don't get lost.