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Address: Manchester, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home...
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.
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Been Seen no need to ever go again.

Quite disappointing we where expecting a lot more to say it was the weekend of the Chinese new year celebrations, we did plan to eat here on the Saturday night but after walking... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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nottingham
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nottingham
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197 reviews 197 reviews
24 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Quite disappointing we where expecting a lot more to say it was the weekend of the Chinese new year celebrations, we did plan to eat here on the Saturday night but after walking down the back streets of the restaurants decided against it (see my photos), we did enjoy the walk around the Chinese supermarket.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It has an archway and that's about it, around 4 restaurants and 1 supermarket. It isn't exactly a 'town' and half of the restaurants are a rip off anyways

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Worth a photo to see the gate/archway and absorb the wonderful smells. Very busy, lots of litter, but the restaurants looked popular. Then move on.

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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There were several nice Chinese restaurants in China town but they werenotmuch different from other Chinese restaurants in other cities. The traditional looking Chinese arch gate did not impressed me much.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have been to this place many times to enjoy the restaurants and buffets and sweetshops.There are also chinese grocery shops but the difficulty is the parking area, which is fairly limited. So park your car somewhere and then walk to this ' chinese oasis' inside the Manchester city to enjoy green tea and a spot of dimsum.

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Trondheim
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went for a walk in Manchester (10 am) and got this gate recomended at the turist information. Don't bother to use time here at this time of the day, its just a gate, quite decorative, but thats it. The restaurants where all closed at this time (naturally), I guess this can be a nice place in the evening to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

dont expect much......it was tiny and had like 4 shops, its great if you want to go and eat there, but the place was so small and i found most of the chinese people there a bit rude.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to visit and have a look around love the way it looks and the food shops are great would love to go again.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Living in a small city in the Northern England where there is no Chinatown of any sort, I find Manchester is a perfect place to visit when I miss my hometown in China. The place have quite a lot of things Chinese of cause. There are a lot of Chinese restrant that are from different regions. So if you want... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great place to visit and remarkably authentic. The supermarkets are well worth a visit for some excellently priced oriental delights

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