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Address: 668 N 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602- 275-8578
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I had in my mind that there would be a lot of Chinese history. Instead I found I beautiful koi pond that was wonderful. I nice walk way and signs telling of Chinese history. But... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had in my mind that there would be a lot of Chinese history. Instead I found I beautiful koi pond that was wonderful. I nice walk way and signs telling of Chinese history. But not a lot to see, unless you want to shop. There are several shops, although several empty store fronts in the center as well as... More 

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New River, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Chinese Cultural Center. You cannot believe everything you hear! When we heard that the Chinese Cultural Center which was supposed to be maintained by the Chinese Government had fallen into disrepair, we were very disappointed. But, it turned out that only one restaurant went bankrupt and the rest of the center was very much alive. So we just ate at... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were never there when it was thriving with many stores but it does seem odd that there are only a handful of places in this center. We still go to the grocery store when we are in town because of the unique experience of feeling like you are in China. We also spend time walking around the garden area... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Once upon a time, this place was thriving. There were many restaurants, a bank, a few shops for kitsch. Now, most of the cultural items are gone. About all that's left is a restaurant or two and the mostly-oriental grocery store. We still hit the grocery store when we're in that part of town and don't have time to go... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What once a great place to visit and dine is becoming a Ghost Center. I still do my shopping at the Market since is one the places in the Phoenix area where I can purchase ingredients to do my Asian cooking. There were several great restaurants in this place; but now there are only 2 or 3 places that served... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Though a lot of the shops were closed up, the architecture is beautiful and there is an amazing garden/pond well worth stopping for.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pretty much and empty plaza, only one oriental restaurant left and the large food market . This food market has all the oriental products you may want, Too bad the Dim Sum restaurants and Chinese restaurants closed up. They use to be a great place to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is limited in things to do, but the Chinese garden/pond is really pretty and neat to see. The restaurant nearby, Szechaun Palace was pretty tasty and for a really decent price! It's worth seeing, just don't expect too much.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I read the reviews and thought it can't be that bad. It was. I thought there may have been something relating to Chinese culture. There was not. There are only handful of shops and restaurants open at the Chinese Cultural Center. By a handful, I mean 6 -7 establishments, at best. Most of the store fronts are empty. The best... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Chinese Culture Center was like a Chinese Ghost town in the making. It was a fair idea to begin with but now one I would visit again. It was like visiting a business center build for 50 businesses and there was only six there. There was two gift shop and in one the employees were very rude and everything... More 

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