I have visited better Chinatowns, like the one in Toronto, so Vancouver's Chinatown is just okay. I thought that merchandise in Chinatown in general was supposed to be cheaper than what you can buy in the city. Some of the merchandise in Vancouver's Chinatown was over priced. I am a tourist, so why would I pay $20 or more for a T-shirt in Chinatown that fits too small in most sizes and is nothing but a piece of cotton with a simple design that will probably fade after the first wash?! I visited Chinatown on a very rainy day, so I did not get to go into too many of the businesses there. Since I am allergic to Asian food, I spent more time looking for places to purchase souvenirs. I did find some reasonably priced merchandise at one shop in Chinatown though. However, most of the stores in Chinatown had prices that were too high or offered junk that no one really wants. I am just curious as to what the Chinatown businesses do with all of the stuff that no one hardly buys. Before I left for Vancouver, I read the reviews of Vancouver's Chinatown which were not all that good, but I wanted to see for myself, and I agree with most of the reviewers. There are better Chinatowns around the world. The Chinatown in Vancouver is average, but it is an okay place to go for tourists wanting to see what Vancouver has to offer.
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