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SF Chinatown Ghost Tours

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Address: 731 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-793-1183
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Story telling session

I booked this tour thinking this to be some exciting and thrilling tour by reading previous comments. I know this was not a ghost tour and only story telling tour where you'll... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Ranchi, India
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Ranchi, India
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I booked this tour thinking this to be some exciting and thrilling tour by reading previous comments. I know this was not a ghost tour and only story telling tour where you'll listen to some interesting stories of how people died there but I was slightly disappointed as there was no thrill in story telling either

Stony Plain, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took this tour last weekend and all of us in our group really enjoyed it. The stories were fascinating and at two separate points during the tour the street light flickered on and off the whole time we were listening to the history of people who had died in the building behind us (freaked me out). At one point... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our guide, Cynthia did a great job. She was born and raised in the area and shared with us great stories old and new. The tour is not "scary," but some of the stories are violent (as expected.) Interesting for all ages, except young children.

Thank debrueg
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Stories were interesting, the tour guides, however, were not. This is not a ghost tour... If you can get past that, then it's fine. The best part of this tour was the popping noise makers that they have you. Just buy them at the store and save your money.

Thank iguanapower
Pueblo, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The tour was a mix of history and ghost stories. Although I was expecting more spooky stories, we really enjoyed the interesting history of China town. Not that we did not have a supernatural experience, because we did smell Lotus flowers in a haunted alley ( and believe me, the alleys did not have a pleasant smell) The tour also... More 

3 Thank Sandy331
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have been to many ghost tours, not only in the USA, but also in various other countries. My wife has a true interest in the supernatural, and we like a ghost tour which is sincere in it's pursuit of the unknown. This tour was a disappointment. It was more like a light-hearted local history walking tour of the area.... More 

2 Thank Jim_and_Barbie
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cynthia is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide of the history of Chinatown. She took us on a walking tour of colorful streets lined with beautiful buildings, back alleys with an interesting history. She shared stories past down to her from her grandfather. Would highly recommend this!!

1 Thank Deanna D
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After shopping a bit in the oldest Chinatown in the US, we joined Cynthia the owner of the Ghost Tours for an enjoyable evening of walking the streets and colorful back alleyways of Chinatown. Cynthia did a nice job of filling us in on some ghost stories and common sightings, as well as a few tidbits of interesting history such... More 

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Kailua Kona, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Did the daytime tour which included Dim Sum at the 4 Seas Restruant. Russell was an excellent guide with much knowledge of the history of chinatown in SF and the more modern aspects such as movie scenes. Best stop was the Golden Fortune Cookie factory where we got to see Fortune cookies being stuffed and "unfortunate" cookies being discarded.

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Brentwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I live in the Bay Area and always try to do the touristy things people come from all over the world to see and enjoy. This is one of those things that you may not do because one becomes jaded to what's available in their own back yard. It was a fun and entertaining tour. Back alleyways and background information... More 

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