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Chinatown

Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San...
Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown.
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Lots of souveniers

There's a few spots that have lots of souvenieres. Some are cheaper than others by ALOT And you can get something for everyone. Lots of restaurants in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Hanford, California
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Hanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

There's a few spots that have lots of souvenieres. Some are cheaper than others by ALOT And you can get something for everyone. Lots of restaurants in the area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I've never been to a Chinatown in another city, so I can't compare, but it was fun for a couple hours. Lots of cheap trinkets and souvenirs. I got 5 t-shirts for the kids for $2 each, and a shot class for a couple bucks. There are shoes, clothes, phone cases, bamboo, banzai trees, etc as well. After googling "best... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lively street on any day, I visited Chinatown with friends on Chinese New Year day. This is a nice plate to windoff and enjoy a completely different culture, experience sights and sounds.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you're looking for inexpensive fun in Los Angeles, this is the spot. Shop, window shop, eat, and maybe even catch a live performance. There's no end to the interesting places to shop...your feet will wear out first. The prices are super reasonable. If you're into plants, they have a great variety right out on the street and often these... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While in Los Angeles, CA you should visit Chinatown. We were there during the Chinese New Year Festival and it was spectacular. People were everywhere celebrating. Kids were running around with streamers and adults were shooting fireworks. There are unique statues and gardens in the area. If you want authentic Chinese food this is the place. We wanted to try... More 

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Bangalore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After seeing Chinatowns in places like SFO and NYC, was disappointed with this. Very few shops and the place wore a deserted look even on a Saturday morning.

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

LA Chinatown is less "touristy" than San Francisco's. Many Chinese live and shop in the area. I always find something that I "need" that is unusual and inexpensive. There are many good restaurants. Wander through some of the back alleys and large interior malls.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

food everywhere and i love it. tons of selection. whatever your looking for i think this place have it. a lot of people, very busy.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lotsa food. Really good food. Inexpensive. Shops. Cultural. Historical. Friendly, fun and safe Trinkets and souvenirs. Asian markets that aren't geared to anglos It's cool to walk 2 or 3 blocks and be in a TOTALLY different neighborhood It's always good to go to any and all ethnic neighborhoods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have only came once and it was during Chinese New year 2014. The parade was so beautiful and my family enjoyed it. I don't know how it usually is but during CNY's it's really fun especially when you have young children.

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Address: Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A

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