Most of the International Embassies in Canberra are found in the Yarralumla area, which is found close to the new Parliament House. Unlike other embassies found in different cities which have standard administration buildings, the embassies and High Commissions in Canberra have unique designs using traditional architecture from the countries they represent. Here are some of the most impressive embassy buildings found in Canberra. There are around 80 Embassies or High Commissions found in Canberra, this is just a small selection of the best designed buildings.
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China is located just across from Lennox Park, right next to the Hyatt Hotel, in Yarralumla.
For more information for the Embassy of the People's Republic of China
The Papua New Guinea High Commission is located just around the corner from the Chinese Embassy, on . The building was built in the traditional long-house style common throughout Papua New Guinea, especially in the high lands of PNG.
For more information for the Papua New Guinea High Commission
The India High Commission is
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The Thai Embassy is designed with the typical Thai building style like many of the temples and goverment buildings found in Bangkok and throughout Thailand.
For more information for the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra
The Embassy of Japan has the sleek, simple design commonly found throughout Japan.
For more information for the Embassy of Japan in Canberra
The South Africa High Commission building named South Africa House, was built using the Cape Dutch architecture common in Cape Town South Africa. The South Africa High Commission is located on State Circle Yarralumla Canberra.
For more information for the South African High Commission
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea building is hidden behind trees along the driveway but the front gate is an impressive structure designed in
For more information for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
The Embassy of Belgium
For more information for the Embassy of Belgium in Canberra
The German Embassy
For more information for the German Embassy in Canberra
The United States Embassy
The US Embassy has probaby the highest security, with an Australia Federal Police Car parked out the front and around the side of the building at all times.
For more information for the Embassy of the USA in Canberra
If you do not have a car to drive through Yarralumla to see the embassies there are bus tours operated by the Canberra City Explorer that travel through Yarralumla past the most impressive buildings. This is a hop on hop off bus tour that takes you to all the top tourist destinations all over Canberra. The buses have an open top section so you can sit and get a good view down onto the embassy and high commission buildings.