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Chinese Culture Center

San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Chinese Culture Center
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, and is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and art. We are based in San Francisco's Chinatown, with our work in San Francisco's public spaces and other art institutions. Visitors are also welcome to book our 5-star rated Chinatown Walking Tour, stop by the CCC Visual Art Center to view the ongoing exhibition, ask for self-guided maps of Chinatown, and to get an overview of all the public art and art happenings in Chinatown. CCC also manages a off-site community art space, 41 Ross. About the CCC Chinatown Walking Tours Join CCC on an inspiring walking tour that explores unsung Chinese American heroes that contributed to civil rights in America. Mix it up with tea tasting, sampling seasonal fruit, an atmospheric temple for a truly unique experience. Tours depart every Thurs, Fri at 1:30pm, Saturday at 10:00am, custom dates available.
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mini wrote a review Jan 2020
Fremont, California126984 contributions4060 helpful votes
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I went to the store area of the Chinse Cultural Center. They had some cute kids books for the upcoming Chinese New Years (Year of the Rat). It was a quick visit this time as they were int he midst of setting up a new art exhibit. The new art collection willl be available to see February 8, 2020.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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permia wrote a review Nov 2018
Ireland37205 contributions1866 helpful votes
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A grand concourse leads off Portsmouth Square Park to the stunning towering construct of the Hilton Hotel, within which the centre is housed. A colourful mosaic Chinese pathway rises up to the entrance. We enjoyed the exhibitions underway, showcasing the work of modern Chinese artists.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Michelle D wrote a review Jun 2017
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We could not say enough about this fantastic walking tour! We have traveled all over and we were very impressed. On this trip it was my mom(70), and I (45) as well as two teenagers. Eugenia was an outstanding guide and showed pictures and explained things so well! She answered our questions, showed us around town, took us to a fortune cookie factory (we bought some and tasted some!!) Then we went to a tea tasting room (and I don't even care for tea but thought it was very interesting!) And a Buddhist temple. We highly recommend! It's downtown but we were pretty easily able to park under the hotel where the tour meets.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Chinese Culture C, Manager at Chinese Culture Center
Responded Nov 19, 2017
M: Thanks for this great review! I agree Eugenia is wonderful and I never tire of visiting the Temple.....it is such a beautiful and sacred place. Thanks!
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docwon wrote a review May 2017
Fort Pierce, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
I guess I expected more from a SF Chinese Culture Center. When I went there, the exhibit was featuring martial arts. Essentially, a handful of art work in three rooms. It is free though so no complaints. On the other hand the tour cost $30 dollars and was not worth it. I learned more about the history and culture of Chinatown on one of the free SF tours. That guide was much more dynamic and interesting. The guide for the Culture Center tour just couldn't talk and walk, so we spent most of our time just standing and listening. It was also a very small group, so no excuse. My advice is to pay a tip and take the free tour.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Chinese Culture C, Manager at Chinese Culture Center
Responded Nov 19, 2017
Thanks for your feedback. I checked in with our docents and hopefully we've fixed the situation on the tour. Take care
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Niko B wrote a review Apr 2017
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Darin Ow-Wing (Director of Eduction and Engagement) with the Chinese Culture Foundation of SF was our amazing tour guide, and he was so engaging, and extremely knowledgeable! Our tour consisted of 6th grade students and Darin Ow-Wing had his audience captivated the entire time. He shared so many historical facts, was truly gifted keeping the children engaged and shared so much information. I thoroughly enjoyed his tour, we all walked away with a tremendous amount of new knowledge and deep appreciation and respect for the Chinese culture. If you have the opportunity to experience Darin Ow-Wing as your tour guide, I highly recommend him! He can be reached at: 415-986-1822. I would recommend this for adults, school groups, and families, both small and large groups.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center
Responded Nov 19, 2017
What a nice review, I'm a little embarrassed! Yes, we do put a lot of effort into being as engaging as possible to maximize learning. Please visit again!
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