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Chinatown

Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #418 of 858 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are not looking for cheap luggage and/or purses and/or wallets DO NOT GO! It was crazy and people chased you a few meters yelling "nice watches wanna see?". It is very crowded and it is not a nice place to even watch or take pictures. Nothing has a price also, be prepared to bargain or get ripped off.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Chinatown is an interesting place to visit to say the least. Cheap food, granted, who knows what you are eating! :-)... Street vendors maybe a few feet from each other selling the same thing and major difference in price... Go figure that. It's a great place to visit... Native NYers or visits alike.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It looks like you really are in another country, with all their own costumes and language everywhere, starting in the Columbus Square. Exotic food, jade-made jewels, and a lot more. We very dislike something more mundane: a continuos offer on the sidewalks of handbags, watches and perfumes' replicas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Tried 456 Chinese restaurant while visiting China Town- it was the highlight of the the day! Great food and very friendly employees. We weren't able to understand everything being said around us but it didn't matter. We will definitely eat there again.

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Grand Blanc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Once was enough for this group. Although we thought it would be fun to go shopping in Chinatown, once there it was. Hold on tight and walk fast so we can go to Little Italy. Chinatown is in your face, rude, grabby and just want you to buy something, anything. If you think you are going to look and not... More

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Birmingham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our trip around China Town and had a great value for money lunch at a zagat rated family restaurant

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Its like a teleportation to different world, lot of shops worth traditional Chinese products a lot of restaurants, its funny, growing place. Worth to visit and have pork dumplings.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One of the best Chinatowns outside of China. You must try the dumplings filled with soup along with all the other Chinese delicacies. The area is really expanding and taking over parts of Little Italy. Just fun to walk the streets and see all the stores, markets, and restaurants.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Chinatown was a fun experience, and I particularly enjoyed the markets and the park that is close to the shops, but it is CROWDED. If you don't mind being surrounded by people all the time, then you'll probably have a great time. I would recommend going at least once. Not a lot of bathroom opportunities though. There's a McDonalds right... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

THis place is constantly changing, expanding and brings electric current to the region. I like watching the vendors sell to the public on open air tables hawking fish, dry goods, live turtles and anything else that sells. The majority of buyers are ethnic chinese but lately there are a number of "round eyes" as well. The area teems with restaurants,... More

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