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Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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+1 888-212-3203
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's...

This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's not hard to find: listen for the clack of mahjongg tiles and nose out the salty spicy squid.

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Stayed one night in a hotel there. The shops are plenty but several had the same items and prices. Only had a coffee there but they had several restaurants there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
4dakota
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Bellflower, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was okay. Wife was excited to see Chinatown, but after about 30 minutes she was ready to go. It's not very clean. I dont regret going, but dont see myself going back either

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just walk around, stop in the shops where you normally never will enter, its the best way to see and feel this area, drink a cup off tea on the square where you can see many Chinees are reading newspaper and do some Yoga.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone can stroll down Grant and see the similar shops selling stuff to the tourists. If you want to see the REAL Chinatown, take an early morning stroll down Stockton Street. This is where the locals buy their groceries, herbs, chicken, duck, etc. It is eye-opening, and cool. You might be the only non-local on the street, but it is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the walk if you happen to be in the area. Neat experience if you haven't seen an International District before.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

China town is impressive. It seriously feels like you've hopped a flight and entered a foreign country. It's a fun stroll to people watch and sight see

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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The three of us jumped off of the tour bus and enjoyed a great lunch in Chinatown. There was so much shopping to do. A lot of options to buy souvenirs.

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Bellflower, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night in a hotel there. The shops are plenty but several had the same items and prices. Only had a coffee there but they had several restaurants there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a blast here, the shops are cool, the food/dim sum is amazing, the tea is great, it is so unique with the street art and ambiance, I definitely recommend going if you are nearby.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Chinatown for four days whilst visiting the city. We had rented an apartment in CT and it was a great location to base ourselves. Most of the areas of the city that we wanted to visit were in walking distance and if we wanted to go further afield, we jumped on the trolleys. I had the pleasure... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed right near the entrance. We walked thru it many times. Bought all of our souveniers there. Just not sure about the food... Kind of sketchy. Dont talk to people wanting to show you around or give you the history... THEY want money.

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Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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