Ararat is a small town in central Victoria, about 200km southeast of Victoria's capital, Melbourne.
Named after (Ararat), 10 kilometers southwest of the town of Horatio Wells (Horatio Wills) in 1841, Ararat is a city sprung up by the gold rush, with gold miners flocking in with gold miners in nearby gold mines in 1857. It became a prosperous city until it peaked in the early 20th century, and as the gold rush receded, the population of Ararat declined, and now Ararat's main industries are wool, beef and wine, and there are wind farms in the Ararat region. To produce a large amount of renewable energy from the national electricity market. At the same time, Ararat is located on the only way from Melbourne to the famous Grangling National Park, (Grampians National Park), only about 50 kilometers from the Grand Pin National Park, and visitors to and from town have also brought life to the town.
Ararat and the Chinese are inextricably connected, and in the underground of Ararat, there are 327 Chinese miners. More than a hundred years ago, they traveled across the ocean to search for gold in a foreign country, and in 1857 they discovered the famous "Guangdong vein" and opened up the Ararat gold mine, on which their children and future generations still live. The city of Ararat, also known as Australia's first Chinese-founded city, has become a sister city in Taishan, Guangdong province (the county-level city under Jiangmen), where exchanges and cooperation have become increasingly frequent. The golden mountains Museum of Chinese History and Culture (Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre) records the history of Chinese immigrants in Ararat in their early years.
- At Melbourne's Southern Cross Station (Southern Cross Station) take the Ararat- Melbourne Line (Ararat-Melbourne) directly to Ararat, for about 2.5 hours.