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Chinatown

Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #340 of 830 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dirty, crowded. Only place in NYC I couldn't stand. I was picturing a nice visit with interesting shops and a little dim sum or dumpling stop. Nope. Couldn't walk a step without hearing "handbag".....hawked constantly

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Chinatown has several decent restaurants, many on Mott Street. It is a bit touristy but a fun place to wander around. Canal Street is a crowded street with a lot of fake merchandise as well as some reasonably priced items for the aware shopper.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

There are many fake items being sold, but I understand that is what some people come for to buy knockoffs. However there a few good deals on just regular clothes and apparel. There is also good food. It can be a bit dirty and busy during the day though.

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Morton, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't go to this district again if you paid me, I don't mind crowded places and I don't mind different kinds of people but this area of the city was the worst experience I have ever had, from EVERY single person it seemed on the street selling handbags, jewelry, watches, or whatever they were doing. You cannot walk down... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I wish I went to china town when I first moved to New York as everything was a lot cheaper to buy there. I was amazed at watch prices and did not even need to haggle. This is not an essential place to visit for a tourist on a short trip, unless they want to buy stuff in bulk or... More

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Oslo, Norway
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a must see according to all tourist litterature, I dont agree. But quite interesting in the food and fishmarked. The chineese pretty much eat anything I believe... Eels, turtles, insects....

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Close to Little Italy. Tasted one of the famous siopao that they have, it was good. Full of Chinese food to choose from! Nice place!

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Sydney, Australia
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Take a walk around this area day or night, it's prettier at night with the gantry lights on. There are many places to eat and some delicious bakeries, selling all kinds of cakes and sweets, at incredibly cheap prices. The quality is good value for money. Tips:It can be busy during the day, in the evening, when the lights come... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great little buzz about the place. Good for cheap deals down the streets. Try the local guide for the Gangs of N Y walking tours.

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Belcamp, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

There is a light food/desert shop in the style of akihabra maid cafe's on center st. Maid Cafe NY has food and drink served by girls adorned in traditional maid/lolita maid attire, it's a fun take on the actual cafe's that are very popular in akihabra japan, the servers all greet the guests when they enter and bid you farewell... More

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