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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Activities: Dining, Nightlife, 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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Seeing it was our first visit to NYC, it was interesting to walk around Chinatown, we did Little Italy in the same day as well. Be careful of being ripped off. Pushy vendors... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Seeing it was our first visit to NYC, it was interesting to walk around Chinatown, we did Little Italy in the same day as well. Be careful of being ripped off. Pushy vendors coming up to you trying to sell their products. Almost got ripped off buying a watch. Good thing it fell apart as the guy was handing it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I think There are more Chinatowns around the world than there are in China. Jokes aside, this is just another Chinatown that you might find in any other big city. Cheap shopping, knockoffs, Chinese market, Chinese restaurants etc. Seriously, there's nothing different about this one if you have seen one elsewhere. This was my 2nd one and probably last one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very busy. Lots of street traders selling average goods. Nothing very exciting about area . Some good shops making traditional clothes others selling genuine Chinese ware.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I bought here a cap 4 years ago and until today it is still in perfect condition and I use it a lot. I stopped by Chinatown this week to check out the clothes but the pricee have gone up and the salesmen are more annoying than they were. This time I didn't buy anything and I'm not sure if... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My sister and I went to Chinatown, New York on May 17th. We took a cab from Times Square and just walked around and took everything in. You really do feel like you are not in New York. The stores have so many cool Chinese items. I bought myself a kimono and it is beautiful. Would definitely recommend a must... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We love chinese culture, food and the unstructured things that you see everywhere. Comparing to Shanghai or Bejing it's clearly nothing. But it's very funny and at the same time special that the Chines get together, open different markets and restaurants for actually enjoying them selfs and then they attract so much people. And we enjoyed to be back to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was traveling with others that wanted to buy a purse and watch. You are met right at the subway exit with many people wanting to connect you with whatever you need. Paid $40 for a watch that was ticking...however found later that you could not change the time on it! Check everything!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Do you want to go to place to shop for souvenirs for your friends or for your self-satisfaction without spending too much money? Go Chinatown! I admit, the sellers are pretty rude but try your best to haggle and lower the price as much as you can to get what you want! In addition, when you go to Chinatown, you... More 

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philadelphia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mostly filled with massage and foot places and nails. If you want Chinese food go for it. A lot of people selling knock off products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Mahattan's Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese ethnic enclaves out side of china and is integral to the City's history and culture. I highly recommend walking along Bayard Street or East Broadway and stopping in the numerous super markets, restaurants, temples, and dim sum palaces to taste and smell the various cuisines. Chinatown has also recently experienced a boon... More 

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Chinatown
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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