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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #40 of 126 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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Manchester
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283 reviews 283 reviews
28 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Set just off Portland Street, Chinatown is a great place to while away a couple of hours and take in it's unique sights and smells. It's focal point is the large ornate arch on George Street but all around are places of interest to visit. True, many of them are food based whether they be the myriad of restaurants or... More

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Chorley, Lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took kids to see Chinatown. They were amazed by the arch and all the different restaurants around. Lovely area to wander around

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Manchester, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I spend a lot of my time in Manchester, in Chinatown. There are a few misleading comments on here about it being 'dirty' 'unsafe' or 'nothing there'. As for the 'dirty' comments - While at times there are many rubbish bags on the street outside the shops, they are not dumped and this happens all over the city because they... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Since my childhood and watching Chinatown on the movies, I had always wanted to see in person what is a Chinatown. Ok, now, there is nothing special unless the famous Chinatown symbol. There is a lot of chinese shops. It deserves a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been a visitor to Chinatown since I was a teenager.I'm now in my 50's !.There is a good selection of restaurants. Chinatown has a nice vibe and shops such as Ho's Bakery are worth a visit. Many restaurants do discount lunchtime menus that are good value.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Disappointed with the way it looked! However, in the dark I am sure it is more impressive! I cannot comment on the food though as I was put off by the bags of rubbish on the streets!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although we did not spend much time at China town, it looks pretty when you walk through it. If I was to travel to Manchester again I would spend more time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were walking by a went into Wong fang who for some Chinese essentials - love the little shop has everything for the cooking Chinese at home - well worth a visit if passing by.

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laganas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was taken here a few years ago by my friend for my birthday, we had great evening. I love the whole oriental theme of the streets and the buildings, unfortunately i cant remember the name of the restaurant we dined in but it was lovely, the staff were friendly and the food was delicious and the decor was amazing... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This follows on from my visit to Liverpool Chinatown a which I was slightly disappointed by. This is definitely a far better experience for me, as you can feel the atmosphere. Lots of Chinese restaurants, bakery and grocery stores to choose from. Have not been to the London one so cannot compare.

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