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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #44 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, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Manchester
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292 reviews 292 reviews
28 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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United Kingdom
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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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