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Chinatown

Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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86 reviews 86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You can notice you are entering in Chinatown just for the start seeing everything just in Chinese... It's a different way of living. Its really shocking to see that Chinatown is absorbing Little Italy. You must go in any supermarket to check the items, you can find anything from turtles to fortune cookies. Also you should go to a fish... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Chinatown is a must see of course but after seeing a couple of times enough is enough. It is an interesting display of different Asian food. At the same time, is a bit gross how specially fish/seafood is presented. In some places, there was no ice to keep the food fresh!! Another thing I noticed it was how dirty the... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Almost feels like you are in China. This location is a must for anyone interested in experiencing the Chinese culture in an American setting. Great restaurants there as well.

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NJ
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425 attraction reviews
1,083 helpful votes 1,083 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Walking around here makes you think that you're in Hong Kong. The signs on the stores and restaurants are all in Chinese, and except for tourists, everyone on the street looks Chinese. The food is terrific and very authentic in most cases. Parking is a nightmare around here.

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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you plan to visit NYC soon, take a walk through Chinatown. The street markets is unique and the food taste great. I highly recommend getting Chinese pastries to take with you...really authentic.

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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

With some beautiful placas to see in Ny dont waist time with chinatown. Really dirt streets and it dont smells any good to. Its not easy to find someone who can give you a simple information about the subway station location. And there is a few Lines of the subway that pass by chinatown. Really bad experiente.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I definitely recommend a walk through Chinatown. I loved the neon lights and the authentic street markets with hanging meats and bulk bins of dried vegetables and exotic herbs. Eat at Joe's Shanghai for some tasty dumplings!

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rawalpindi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Chinatown of NYC is really huge and spread over many blocks. A little seedy in evenings due to ladies soliciting guests, but is that not a charming claim to have visited there. Better if you know some Mandarin. Shop with care!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Don't miss the sights, sounds and smells of Chinatown. The park on a Sunday afternoon was filled with people playing board games on the tables and with a band playing Chinese music. Great people watching.

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New Jersey
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I walked through China Town this spring and it was very cool. It had some great-looking restaurants and the area was a great representation of the Chinese Culture.

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