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Address: Prior and Powell Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
Phone Number: 6044188560
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s...
A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s, Chinatown today is vibrant and full of exotic sights, sounds and smells.
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Authentic and old

If you appreciate "real" Chinese food, and you are not afraid of dark streets in a very old part of the city, you will enjoy Vancouver's Chinatown. We found it dark and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Orlando, Fl

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Orlando, Fl
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you appreciate "real" Chinese food, and you are not afraid of dark streets in a very old part of the city, you will enjoy Vancouver's Chinatown. We found it dark and dirty, with quite a few shuttered businesses and abutting the very rough "skid row" section of town. This is not Disney - it is real Chinese. Several in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

we always like to visit China town in almost big cities when we travel to. China town in Vancouver was really a bad experience, there are not many tourist but alot of strange types of people running on streets, it is dirty around and it gives a bad feelings when we are on the way. Totally different as soon you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walked around Vancouver Chinatown. A number of new buildings and shops are popping up. Old buildings are still around. Tourist attraction.

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Regina
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had good memories of visiting Chinatown in Vancouver from about 20 years ago as children so decided to take the kids there when we were back in Vancouver in July. It was nothing like we remembered it. Everything was so run down and we had to step around needles on the ground in numerous places. We were there just... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There is a very interesting side of Vancouver's Chinatown that travellers and even its local citizens know little of. If Dim Sum and a very fascinating historical tour of Vancouver's Chinatown is your cup of Chinese tea, then Judy Maxwell is your Go-to-Gal to contact. She will take you on a very informative two hours' day tour. Comfortable walking shoes... More 

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HONG KONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went to Chinatown on my 2nd day visit in Vancouver after visiting the Gastown. Chinatown and Gastown are next to each other. Nothing really special unless you are looking for Chinese restaurants in Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm a local. If you want the "Chinatown" experience, ride the Skytrain into Richmond. Near the Aberdeen, Lansdowne, and Richmond-Brighouse stations is where you'll find the largest quantity of Chinese restaurants in Metro Vancouver. It's also where you'll find the best restaurants. There are also a couple interesting Asian malls worth checking out, such as Parker Place and Aberdeen. If... More 

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Olympia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For being one of the largest Chinatown's, this one is a bit of a disappointment. The garden is good. The shopping is ok. It's dirty and at times stinky. This section of town is better if you go earlier in the day. The shops close early and it's not the safest part of town to visit in the evening.

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cancun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

you can feel in chinee, but you can speak english and comunicate, is wonderfull , and learn about they tradition

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Northbrook, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We arrived late in the day and many shops were closed. It is a rather depressed area as it was when I visited 15 years ago but there was very little activity and very few stores were even inhabited. It is worth a trip to stop by if you have time to see it but no need to spend much... More 

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Address: Prior and Powell Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
Phone Number: 6044188560
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver

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