Melbourne is an immigrant city, more than four million people come from 140 different countries around the world. The Yarra River is the largest river which flows through the city, on both sides of the river, there is the city’s most bustling commercial district which gathers art center, railway station, office buildings, commercial buildings. The United Nations has been selected Melbourne as one of the most suitable for human habitation cities.
Before 1835, there was almost no people live in Melbourne, and in 1840, Melbourne’s population is ten thousand. In 1851, the discovery of gold in Melbourne attracted thousands of people all over the world (mainly American) came to Melbourne, including a large number of Chinese laborers. Because of the gold rush, the population of Melbourne grew rapidly, and became a large city soon.
You can take a yacht in the Yarra River City to appreciate Melbourne’s great scenery, every half an hour there is a yacht start off from the Princes Bridge, along the Yarra River to the port of Melbourne to enjoy the blue sky and sea.
Melbourne Federation Square is located in the city centre, it has become the new symbol of Melbourne in twenty-first Century. It was designed by Peter Davidson in 2003, and the government spent 4 years to build. It is a multi-functional cultural leisure square, its square covers an area of 3.8 hectares and can accommodate 10000 people, is the spotlight of Melbourne.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is located in the South Bank of the Yarra River, it covers an area of 35 hectares, and is the biggest city garden in the whole Australia. It adopts the nineteenth century garden style, has a history of more than 150 years, there are more than 20,000 species of plants, and more than 50 species of bird habitat here.
Melbourne is the first city in the southern hemisphere which hosted the summer Olympic Games, the annual Australia Open tennis tournament, F1 races in Australia, Melbourne Cup horse racing and other famous international competitions are held in Melbourne.