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Chinatown

Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #434 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
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Owner description: Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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Co Durham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Family trip to New York and I was determined we should eat in Chinatown, but we could not seem to find a decent looking food place and were constantly hassled as we walked by people wanting to sell us 'designer' handbags. We started to feel nervous and got the Subway out. Perhaps we were in the wrong area, but I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Unlike the Chinatown in London, the Chinatown in NY is across several streets and there are at least few subway stations where you can get off to go to Chinatown. You will see lots of signs in Chinese and people seling on the streets. Personally I was very impressed by the fish stores which sell live lobsters for $7 each... More

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Buckingham,England
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Took in Chinatown as part of a Free Tours By Foot walk. We toured some of the more colourful areas and the saw the market stall type shops selling a variety of produce and live creatures!

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Oakland, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Chinatown NYC is located near other attractions that all within walking distance (and of course subway access). We spent quality vacation time in lower Manhattan as there are numerous areas of interest in the area (Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Bowery, ground zero, ferries, etc.) There is an "atmosphere change" as you enter the more narrow streets with Chinese characters written... More

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Melbourne
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Chinatown was a little ho hum with lots of jewellers, restaurants and cheap souvenir shops. Not a lot of atmosphere but we managed to choose a terrific little restaurant with authentic Chinese Shanghai cuisine (456 Shanghai Cuisine).

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North Aurora, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

During our short visit during the marathon, we got to eat at several nice eateries. The Peking Duck house was especially memorable. It has one of the best tasting Peking Duck dishes and side dishes of any place I have been. The Dim Sum is about the same. Perhaps a few more different dishes than in Chicago Chinatown. The grocery... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Chinatown makes you feel like you're not in NY and actually walking some town in China. Even McDonald's restaurants are written in chinese! Very interesting and lots of culture to see and feel.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Standard and typical large city Chinatown. All the usual sitings, good eats, and good cheap shopping. I would not say it is any better than any of the others, however, it is solid all around and centrally located. I would recommend coming here and walking around. Little Italy is right next door, so if you are touring, you can do... More

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Wuppertal, Germany
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Certainly this dense population of Chinese is highly interesting, and also certainly one may get a good impression of a Chinese neighborhood. Looked very authentic to me. But going there particularly to visit ? No, however on the way through OK.

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Macleay Island, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Plenty of places to chow down on here. Lots to look at and heaps to do, not hard to spend an afternoon/night cruising around. If culture is your thing then this is a place to be when in Manhattan. I loved it....nothing like buying some BBQ pork and just walking around eating and checking out the locals. Go and enjoy

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