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Chinatown

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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288
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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.

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Took kids here to see and experience. Very authentic and big neighborhood. Metro stop drops you off about 1 block away. Many unique shops, landmarks, etc. Spend about 2 hours.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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brownsville,tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took kids here to see and experience. Very authentic and big neighborhood. Metro stop drops you off about 1 block away. Many unique shops, landmarks, etc. Spend about 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chinatown is full of many sensory experiences. There is a lot of shopping stalls to go through. Haggling is encouraged and expected. I was given $5 off a tote because I was going to leave without it. All kinds of vendors and restaurants.

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Stephens City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent day trip to NYC we walked through Chinatown to get to Little Italy. Coming from a much smaller city it was quite an experience with all the street vendors. Quite a few restaurants but none that looked appealing enough to stop and eat.

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across the area while out walking the streets of New Yokr as one does the place is busy with hussle and bustle a great atmosphere about the place worth seeing.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my kids really wanted to go here so we decided to do lunch here. It's definitively an interesting place to visit in NYC

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Seattle WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large area that spans several blocks. Some of the most interesting shops and a large variety of Asian restaurants can be found as well as open stands of fresh fruits and vegetables(bring cash). Found the spice shops to be interesting. Take time to explore and try one of the many authentic restaurants China town has to... More 

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Bagdad, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special except some Chinese shops and restaurants. We had a great bubble tea but restaurants we bit dirty

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a lifelong New Yorker and have visited Chinatown numerous times over a span of 4 decades and there is something really special about this place. It's one of the few places in New York City to get authentic Chinese food. There are so many restaurants to choose from. From my experience, the hole in the walls are where you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown was full of little shops and street vendors. Cheap souvenirs and knock off times. Great place to buy shirts, caps and things to take home to loved ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a lovely bustling, colourful place but beware of all the vendors trying to sell you souvenirs and drag you into their shops. I felt a little harassed at times as a solo traveller, however don't let it put you off completely its a great place to see.

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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