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Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #414 of 858 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Nightlife, Shopping
Traveler Description: New York's Chinatown, in downtown Manhattan, has one of the largest populations of Chinese people outside of Asia.  Its strong link to Chinese... more »
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Grand Blanc
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Once was enough for this group. Although we thought it would be fun to go shopping in Chinatown, once there it was. Hold on tight and walk fast so we can go to Little Italy. Chinatown is in your face, rude, grabby and just want you to buy something, anything. If you think you are going to look and not... More

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Birmingham UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our trip around China Town and had a great value for money lunch at a zagat rated family restaurant

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Prague, Czech Republic
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Its like a teleportation to different world, lot of shops worth traditional Chinese products a lot of restaurants, its funny, growing place. Worth to visit and have pork dumplings.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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278 reviews 278 reviews
68 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best Chinatowns outside of China. You must try the dumplings filled with soup along with all the other Chinese delicacies. The area is really expanding and taking over parts of Little Italy. Just fun to walk the streets and see all the stores, markets, and restaurants.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Chinatown was a fun experience, and I particularly enjoyed the markets and the park that is close to the shops, but it is CROWDED. If you don't mind being surrounded by people all the time, then you'll probably have a great time. I would recommend going at least once. Not a lot of bathroom opportunities though. There's a McDonalds right... More

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New York City, New York
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303 reviews 303 reviews
77 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

THis place is constantly changing, expanding and brings electric current to the region. I like watching the vendors sell to the public on open air tables hawking fish, dry goods, live turtles and anything else that sells. The majority of buyers are ethnic chinese but lately there are a number of "round eyes" as well. The area teems with restaurants,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Smelt, untidy, and too much hustle and bustle. We did not find any attractions of interest and we did not eat her but hopefully there is a gem of a restaurant to find here.

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Centreville, Virginia
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90 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the eclectic neighborhoods in NYC that is a must see when you're in town. Lots of great cheap chinese eateries and restaurants in the area. Ignore the smell, dirty streets and trash on the sidewalks as it also adds character to the neighborhood.

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Manila, Philippines
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Walking around the block was an okay experience. We had a friend who brought us to roam around the place and have dinner. It was quite a sudden change in the environment from the "NY" to Chinatown-- the atmosphere, the signage and the people.. There are lots of souvenir shops. Overall experience was pretty good. We tried some sweet deserts... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Extremely small area. Lots of vendors selling on the street. Not a place we would go back to. We didn't eat anywhere there---wish we would have.

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