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Chinese Culture Center

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Address: 750 Kearny Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108-1809
Phone Number: 4159861822
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco offers multiple unique walking...

The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco offers multiple unique walking tours uncovering the cultural, historical, and contemporary movements of the community. Our most popular tours include our Dynasty to Democracy Walking Tour and Art Walking Tour.

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Amazing Chinatown tour

We had a tour with Julia, who was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and Chinatown. She was very resourceful and knew many interesting facts about the past and present of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a tour with Julia, who was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and Chinatown. She was very resourceful and knew many interesting facts about the past and present of Chinese population in the City. Also, we had a chance to visit the best, yet hidden from omnipresent tourists places in Chinatown. We visited some herbal shops, religious places and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Darin knows all the nooks and crannies of Chinatown and his enthusiasm was absolutely contagious. I learned so much on the tour and would definitely recommend the tour to anyone interested in learning more about the city! I make a point to do a walking tour in all cities I visit and this has been the most engaging one so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is good because you can visit the Chinatown which is a popular tourist spot, at the same time, you get to know the history of Chinese immigrants, Chinatown and California. You will surprise by the history. By the way, Darin, today's docent, is very nice and funny. You would learn and laugh a lot while having the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We took "The Tale of Two Chinatowns" tour with Lynn. She was wonderfully informative, and we got to see so many things -- a Chinese pharmacy, groceries, a Buddhist temple, fortune cookie factory, and a tea tasting. We learned so much about the lifestyle of the residents. We called a week before and they were able to arrange a private... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This little museum takes about an hour to explore and it's very interesting. It's hard to understand San Fran's heritage without learning about the Chinese experience and their influence on San Francisco's development. Probably not great for kids unless there is a tour going on, but otherwise it provides a nice, quiet and informative breather in the midst of site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was a Goidelic tour with lots of history. Went to a Chinese temple, hand made fortune cookie factory(got free samples) and an amazing final stop at a tea shop. This was probably the highlight. Learned so much about teas!! Got this through Groupon but would buy a ticket anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

Our whole family visited San Francisco for many times, but we only discovered this gem during our recent trip, the Chinese Culture Center's "Heritage Walk", their tour is very flexible with great rate. We started off meeting our guide at the Center's gift shop, a very nice boutique, while we are waiting for her, we visited their gallery. Their exhibit... More 

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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