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Chinatown

Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #259 of 618 Attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
Owner description: Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
Owner description: Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
61 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went on a Sunday afternoon in really bad weather. Would like to revisit when it is nicer! Still, lots of people out, tons of restaurants and shops. A fun place to look around!

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Toronto, Canada
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We went to Chinatown a few weeks ago and my Wife and Mother had fun shopping for the purses that look pretty close to the originals but at a fraction of the price.....who knows if they are knock offs or seconds, but for the price, who really cares. The process seems somewhat intriguing........psst..."you wanna see some bargain (insert your favourite... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You can't beat the prices in Chinatown! I love the fruits, veggies and meats for sale. There's so many cheap markets with things you don't need for sale. If you're looking for good cheap dumplings, stop at Prosperity Dumping. I order 10 boiled dumplings for $3.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We always make our way to Chinatown on our trips to New York City (Canal St. Subway stop). After walking the museums, Central Park and the City pamper yourself with a great foot rub. There are many place to choose from, pick the cleanest you can find (beware some are not). Hester Street has some good shops. $20 for 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Chinatown during a tour we took of Manhattan. This place was full of shops and outlets not to mention great food. We stopped st Woo Hop for lunch and they had amazing food. Highly recommend it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The vegetable and fruit markets are fantastic. If you are careful about what you buy you can get some terrific deals. We found large chestnuts for about $2 per pound less than in our market in San Antonio. Asparagus and other things were very fresh and inexpensive. If I had had a way to cook the huge lobsters they had... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I enjoyed some of the scenery for a few minutes but didn't buy too much. The stores reminded me of our local flea market which I hate. Some women were harassing me to buy imitation MK purses. The place felt unsafe. San Francisco Chinatown is a lot better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I enjoyed China town in San Fran much more. In San Fran, it's decorated with lanterns and much more festive and all of the vendors actually are Chinese. They even have parades with dragons and music. It's beautiful and authentic. A lot of vendors here weren't even Chinese. Almost every vendor here was overly aggressive, almost harassive. It got old... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When I was a kid you had these dueling (not literally) sides of Canal Street which bisects Chinatown from Little Italy. Both were thriving communities and depending on your cravings you could get either great Dim Sum or a killer Penne All Vodka depending on which side of the street you ventured to. Nowadays China town has kinda devoured much... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chinatown is must see for people visiting New York. Located in the southern part of Manhattan it can also be included in more comprehensive visit. Take the N-Q-J-Z to Canal St. From there you can head south to Chinatown or North to Little Italy. I like to do...both! Walk in Chinatown, visit the shops (or you haven't really seen Chinatown)... More 

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