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Guide to Perth
Guide to Perth

Interesting places and facts about the city Perth in Australia

Perth, the fourth most populous city in Australia and the capital of state of Western Australia, entered the top ten world's most liveable cities in 2012 according to "the Economist" magazine. The so-called "City of Lights" with a population of more than 2 million located on the shore of the Indian Ocean has countless deserted beaches and delightful parks with unique natural beauties that define a calm and laid-back lifestyle of the locals. Perth has become one of the major economic centers of the country after discovering here gold ore deposits in 1829. After an unexpected discovery the city quickly gained a special status of the state capital and gave the locals untold riches. Today, the city meets tourists and local millionaires' demands through expensive restaurants, casinos, theaters, and galleries.

Sights of the city

Pristine beaches and the endless Indian Ocean are main riches of Perth. Locals call Sorrento Beach and City Beach some of the safest and most comfortable beaches in the state. At the same time surfing fans are better to go to Scarborough or Trigg beaches where they will be able to catch big waves and bright emotions for which they came here. Want something exotic and unusual? Feel free to go to the famous Perth Zoo, which is home to more than 2,000 representatives of the local fauna. Caversham and Cohunu Wildlife Parks invites foreign visitors to see koalas and kangaroos, the original inhabitants of the continent. What about architectural monuments? The City Hall, St George's Cathedral, and the Perth Mint should become must-visit destinations for every traveler. Scitech, the largest planetarium in Australia, and AQUA, the Aquarium of Western Australia, are also very popular among tourists.
Australian Perth traditionally concentrates a huge amount of pizzerias, cafes, restaurants. However, local culinary tradition as common here as American, Italian, Thai, Asian, and Mexican restaurants. Barrack Street, Mend Street together with the Northbridge district are popular restaurant areas. Australians like to fry steaks and happy to offer visitors to try them at local restaurants or pubs. At the same time modern Australian cuisine includes a variety of seafood, oysters, lobsters, and even shark meat. Do not miss the opportunity to taste local wines produced in Perth, one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the country.
Would you like to go shopping? Go to the city center, where you will immediately notice the Hay Street Mall and Murray Street Mall housing familiar international stores and boutiques of local Australian designers. Haven't found what you were looking for? No problem. Walk along King Street or Kensington district to discover Carillon City Arcade and Carousel .

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