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Address: Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the...

Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the place to go for Chinese cuisine. The area has undergone a renaissance in recent years after a 1997 renovation in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Chinese immigration to Peru.

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Chinese culture in Lima

I visited this great place with my boyfriend and some friends, its a good place to appreciate the chinese culture that arrived to Peru, threre are many restaurants, it said that... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this great place with my boyfriend and some friends, its a good place to appreciate the chinese culture that arrived to Peru, threre are many restaurants, it said that here are located the best chinese restaurants of Lima. I liked to see the chinese horoscope, there are many stores that sell souvenirs and items about this culture. its... More 

Thank lourdes a
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

I have been here several times and i must say that is a quaint place. There's a lot of restaurants, clothes and souvenirs stores. Sometimes you can feel overwhelmed with the amount of people that you can find. Try to avoid your visit in the holidays (Christmas, Peru's National Holiday, etc), because you will find a lot of people and... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

OK to just walk around and look at stores , but really nothing very special. Police warned us to NOT be there after dark.

Thank godofthearmadillos
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The china town is a smalll space that celebrate the chinese culture, there are many restaurants thet sell chinese food in addition, there are many stores that sell chinese souvenirs to have good luck, we saw a great horoscope on the floor, it was very interesting to know some things about chinese culture.

Thank Elyse S
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

Barrio Chino is one of those places you visit once and cross it of the list...not much to see or do like most china towns you visit in larger cities like New York..

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Like every chinatown ... it is crowded with local and tourist. There are many chifa restaurant around. Some do have "mooncake' during lunar festival!! Having Chifa here is not only more authentic than other part of the city, but also cheaper.

Thank May L
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

I went with my friends to barrio chino, i liked to visit this interesting place, there are many chinese resturants to enjoy a fusion between peruvian food and chinese food, we saw on the floor an interesting horoscope about chinese culture, its visited by many people. You can buy different kinds of ornaments and souvenirs. it was very interesting.

Thank Emily C
Lima Perú
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Intersting Chinatown, it is next to Central Market, one of the older commmercial stores in town.Is a few blocks, close to the Peruvian Confgress.Full of Novedlties. Visit Lima, City of Kings!

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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Lots of local shops and nothing unusual. Could find this in the local markets. The ride there was long and hot. The Chinese restaurants there had outrageous prices. We were disappointed.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

There is only one street left of the old Chinatown and most of the shops now are modern "chifas" (restaurants selling Peruvian style Chinese food). It has more of a historical significance than actual Chinese people and shops. There are a few places that sell dim sum and souvenirs.

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