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“An interesting part of Vancouver, too bad it is run down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
Prior and Powell Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
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Ranked #198 of 337 things to do in Vancouver
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s, Chinatown today is vibrant and full of exotic sights, sounds and smells.
BC
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“An interesting part of Vancouver, too bad it is run down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This area of Vancouver is certainly interesting to walk about in, but in reality, there is limited things to do other than sight see, and with the Main and Hastings addicts, hookers, and (unfortunate) mentally ill that populate the area, it is not nearly as nice an area as it could be.
I am note trying to address the current issues of society or suggest what is right or wrong, but simply want to say that this area is unfortunately very badly affected by this issue.
I rate it average instead of poor, becuase, aside from this issue, it is still an interesting part of the city to check out.

Visited June 2011
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Squamish, BC
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“Enjoy the ethnic experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

For some unique fun and exploration stop in Chinatown Vancouver. Check out the odd and the new, you never know what you might find. Its all in the experience... have fun with an open mind.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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“Tea anyone?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Our China Town is the second largest in North America. (San Francisco is #1). Here you can shop or meditate and learn about the cultural values. Many famous restaurants are here and dim sum is a must.

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Canada
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“2nd largest outside China”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Great place, full of life, we used to brag that it was the 2nd largest China Town outside of China, but I think probably Richmond BC is now

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Coquitlam, Canada
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“fun and diversity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

gives insight into the diversity of Vancouver and its wonderful Asian population.

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