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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288
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Activities: Nightlife, Dining, City walk sightseeing, 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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Good For Walk Around

It was good for just walking around, stopping in a few shops that all sell pretty much the same things. The young grandchildren thought it was neat.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was good for just walking around, stopping in a few shops that all sell pretty much the same things. The young grandchildren thought it was neat.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It baffles me how grim this China town is, given how many tourists pass through here. We came at 7pm and the stench of rotting meat, heated veg and piles of non bags was overwhelming. Compared to other China towns in Canada, the UK, it doesn't fare as well. True, there is good food to be had, but it's like... More 

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nyc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the Highlights of visiting nyc is China Town! Fun walking aroung & going to the small variety shops & the food & fruit shops! Terrific buys in Foruit & seafood abound! The food in most shops is terrific & if u are lucky enough Lunchtime u can get a great Lunch for $6 bucks! Bordering Little Italy one... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't want to spend much time here. We went because the kids wanted to see Chinatown, but for someone unfamiliar with the area, it can be pretty overwhelming. If you want to shop for cheap trinkets, I guess this is your place, and it's interesting to see some of the seafood and produce markets. But overall it's just crowded... More 

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Go once for the experience, but be careful not to get ripped off. I purchased cologne for my husband for Christmas at a shady little shop. Not my typical style. On Christmas morning he opened his gift and after removing the plastic wrapper, we discovered a 1/2 empty bottle. Oh well, you live and you learn.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love our trips to Chinatown for pot stickers and dumplings. Every time we go to the city we make a trip to Chinatown. We have tried several different places to eat and have never got bad food yet. Some are more Americanized than other, but any of them are worth the trip. We do suggest driving and instead of... More 

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Dunafoldvar, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You can buy food on the streets (if you brave enough) and as many fake Michael Kors bags/purses as you want. You can't do a step without offers about fake branded stuff. But, you can bargain, which is interesting, and meet with a lot of strange fruits and veggies. It worths to visit!

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Upstate NY USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited NYC with 3 teens and this is a neighborhood they wanted to see (and to shop!) It's small enough to get around. Research a walking tour online before you go so you know some of the fun places to see. The shops are amazing, the food is amazing. We bought some fresh fruit along a sidewalk too. Try... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a great experience, fun and so entertaining. If the price is not right, just walk away, be firm, carry $1 bills, and get some great deals. I got so many things, including a ready to drink coconut lol.

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cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

this town one of the biggest china town in USA ,you can go there when you want to take a bus to niagra fall , there is a big bis stop there , try never go there at night , it is not good

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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