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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
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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Chinatown is the place to shop for souvenirs and accessories in NYC. You will find the same merchandise around or near Times Square with a higher price tag at a cheaper price and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Chinatown is the place to shop for souvenirs and accessories in NYC. You will find the same merchandise around or near Times Square with a higher price tag at a cheaper price and yes you can bargain!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

always great to breathe in the atmosphere of this and other Chinatown areas in major cities. very commercialised. watty

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The decoration on the buildings, the smell of area, the people all around, the seafood markets, the whole fish, the whole pigs and ducks hanging in the windows are certainly sites to see. Plus, if you are looking for knock offs of hand bags, sunglasses, etc this is your paradise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for deals this is the place to go . You have to be ready to ignore and push off very pushy sales people . I personally will never eat here . The deals are bar none not to be beat !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Its a part of the city that needs to be seen, on a nice day it can be full of people and very busy. Lots of restaurants and shops to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can find anything you want in chinatown lots of shopping and lots of good food so bring money. Most places like to deal in cash.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This a place to just wander around, shop in authentic Chinese shops and eat authentic Chinese food. Spend a couple of hours here and get the full experience enjoying the hustle and bustle.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Liked walking thru the Chinatown. This is a very interesting historical area of the City. Very colorful with great architecture.

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Westbury, New York
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

tons of cheap knock off items such as sunglasses, pocketbooks,footwear,dvd's..you name it and i'm sure you will find it and cheap. The Actual stuff is also at a bargain basement price, but you gotta know your stuff as far as the real thing. If you find the right place to eat your taste buds will be dancing and if not,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When in Chinatown I recommend the best restaurant for dumplings and other foods. It is located in a side street and it is family style sitting. Shanghi Joes the prices are really good and the food is great. After dinner you can go to by making a left out the door is a great place for Crepes with ice cream... More 

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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown

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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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