The city of Darwin is home to an eclectic mix of nationalities and ethnic groups. The city's diversity is reflected through its many cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets. Asian influences are clearly evident with Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai and Sri Lankan cultures represented at the markets. What distinguishes Darwin from other major Australian cities is its close proximity to Asia and remoteness from other major Australian cities. Its unique location has allowed Darwin to evolve a culture that is noticeably different. If you haven't yet visited Darwin then now is the time, try something different!