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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #47 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home to shopping and restaurants and is the center of the city’s Chinese... more » Owner description: Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home to shopping and restaurants and is the center of the city’s Chinese community. « less
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Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Chinatown was rather small. To be fair though, I did not get into any of the restaurants, so I can only give my impression based on looking around. The arch by far remains the most interesting thing I saw.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Quite a good vibe in this area of Manchester, and it doesn't feel like Manchester. This area is filled will Asian shops and restaurants. It won't take you much time to walk around, but do appreciate the entrance arch. It is quite impressive.

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Manchester's Chinatown is rather small, but quite a nice place. Nothing special, just your usual small Chinatown. Obviously lots of restaurants to choose from and a good atmosphere in general. The gate is also pretty impressive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very small place without anything interesting to see. A few asian resturants and shops and that's it. The only good thing is the entrance arch. Rather disappointing realy, only took me 5 min to see the all place.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I wandered through 'China Town' on my way to Piccadilly station. Smaller than I expected. The entrance arch is impressive. Mostly Chinese restaurants and food shops. Worth a look on your way somewhere else.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Has anyone seen chinatowns in other asian countries? In any other country at all?? Even Brisbane in Australia has it better this place. And thats Brisbane! Surely only untravelled people would think this is any good. Its dirty, small, and most of all lacking chinese asian styles! How many supermarkets are in the "chinatown"? One, two? Maybe i missed the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Was surprised by the title of this place... A few restaurants and shops providing Asian goods does not constitute "China Town" I walked up and down side streets thinking I'd missed something, but no.... Been to China Town in Melbourne and Sydney so maybe my expectations were too high. Don't bother unless you're walking by

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This china town is fantastic! Go for something to eat or have a wander round - you will enjoy!!!!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Manchester's china town is very disappointing. The arch and other synonymous cultural architecture is ultimately the framing of a car park. The area lacks any relaxing green space. Additionally, the restaurants are a little bit of a let down, most are buffets serving a lot of English dishes.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This my be a small area and mostly restraunts but it is an excellent place to wander around and such a lovely place to eat out at, highly reccomended.

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