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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Nightlife, Shopping
Description: Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...
Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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A scary place to be in NY as people pressure you to visit their store or restaurant. The neighbourhood is dirty and isn't looked after. Wouldn't return

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A scary place to be in NY as people pressure you to visit their store or restaurant. The neighbourhood is dirty and isn't looked after. Wouldn't return

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Nothing great to talk about, just like any other China town in any part of the world,, Noisy, busy & colourful,& smelt of food & Incense. If you have seen any other Chinatown ,its nothing spectacular, but for a first timer there will be something to see.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I didn't really like this place, it was smelly, looked dirty and the stores selling food didn't seem to pass a FDA audit... The "Barrio Chino" in Buenos Aires is far better than this one. Also, Washington DC 's Chinatown is much better than this one.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always enjoy walking around Chinatown. You can find anything and everything you want or need in Chinatown. It's also fun bargaining with the store owners. Have always walked away happy with anything I purchased. Also there are some great restaurants in the area. If you see a line of people on the street it almost always means they are waiting... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tools the family to Chinatown today and enjoyed taking a stroll and enjoying the shops. Went though the food market and it was like being in a foreign country. A remarkable sight and just neat to take it all in. Never been to China, but I would imagine this is as authentic as it gets.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's impossible not to miss Chinatown. Yes I can understand why some people don't like it. It's not clean at some corners and I myself found the vendors extremely insistent and not very friendly at some point. In the same time, NYC is a huge worldwide destination so this kind of behavior should be expected. Nevertheless, strolling its streets is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Chinatown, NY City, keeps growing and growing, and now has moved into the shrinking area known as Little Italy. It's always fun to check out the stores and restaurants in Chinatown or simply people watch.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Well I can honestly say I stayed here no longer than 20 mins. Everyone who owned a shop were outside trying to pull you in and look at their fake bags watches and other stuff. Not really my sort of place as felt hassled, I like to look at things in my own time and not feel pushed. Good experience... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Shops and food as if it were straight out of an alley in China, so many things to experience and see. Looking for a bargain basement price on anything go to China Town.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went on a Sunday afternoon in really bad weather. Would like to revisit when it is nicer! Still, lots of people out, tons of restaurants and shops. A fun place to look around!

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