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Chinatown

Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #402 of 851 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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Frisco, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went to Chinatown with some young teenagers. We were on a school trip and our tour guide said that we could bargain for most of our souvenirs. He was absolutely right. The kids had so much fun finding souvenirs and then haggling with the store clerks about the price. It turns out, the kids were pretty good at it,... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

not a destination you'd spend more than an hour or two, but being able to feel like you've entered another country while still in your own is worth a look. some good restaurants (like dim sum go go), and a lot of smelly fishy shops, with chinese signs everywhere- if nothing else, your kids will feel like they've been somewhere... More

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michigan
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited on a rainy Monday around lunch time. We wanted an lunch portion at decent prices, and with a health inspector A grade. We ended up at Old Sichuan Cuisine. Old Sichuan Cuisine Address:65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013 The lunch price was great!!!!! For $5.50 we had egg drop soup, tea and orange chicken. The bill with... More

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Provo, UT
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27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is like a small street of shops for cheap purses, tshirts, hats etc. We picked up a few cheap scarves etc. Honestly you could visit one shop and that would do it. Everything is the same, and they don't barter a ton. Worth a few hours, but not a special trip. If you need a restroom while in Chinatown,... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are only in town a short while and want to see Chinese style buildings and markets full of food that is unusual for westerners, Chinatown is fine. It still had a great vibe especially on weekends when there is a lot of shopping going on. Do not however expect to eat in great restaurants or get good bargains.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best pork buns in New York , Great service and fair prices. Go with friends so you can sample several dishes.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's like Chinatown in any city. Street markets, lots of people, good prices and everything is in chinese. I've been to plenty of Chinatowns and this one is not my favorite. In my opinion it takes more then some signs in chinese and a street market to get the "real" Chinatown feeling. It's fun to walk around, but it's nothing... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You are probably only going to go once in your lifetime so you may as well take a look .. As you enter chinatown you will know as you can smell it !! ( fish , meats ,etc etc ) as they sell it on the streets to the locals .. You will see live lobsters to dead cows !!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Should you go? Probably! But for a very short time. It's a great place to buy some souvenirs but when you're done, RUN! =)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well, Chinatown in New York is very impressieve. It think it was very big. Many tempels and shops. When you are in New York, you have to visit this one time !

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