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“Crowded, full of colour and smells”
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
Experience for Yourself
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$49.00*
and up
Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour
Ranked #79 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown.
Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Crowded, full of colour and smells”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I love China Towns and LA\s offers plenty of variety. There are indoor malls crowded with vendors and merchandise that you have to maneuver around to avoid collision. Prices are amazingly low, and the productions are probably Chinese-knock-offs, but fun to buy. And of course the restaurants are numerous and nor pricey. .

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Gallery night-so fun”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Come in the day- come at night. Nothing is quite as quirky charming as this relic of how the LA City council wanted the rest of the population to view the "fascinating orientals" that lived in this film-set of playground.
(The original Chinatown was demolished to make Union Station and to break the Chinese gangs.)
Fun shops, great galleries and Hop Luey 's to wash it all down!

Visited November 2012
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LOS ANGELES
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's a mini-Chinatown”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I've read this somewhere else: it's not NY and it's not San Francisco. So true. This is not a whole day trip, it's a pass through for a meal rather and a little strolling.

Visited October 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great place to purchase chinese silk PJs for Adults and children.”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went here to hang out with friends from out of town. it was fun but crowded. I found great buys on Chinese silk robe and PJs, shoes, and a cute child's size driver's hat.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“different”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

a little run down, but great to see the locals in their own community and worth a look. WOuld not recommend going on own as little scary.
A look into another culture.

Visited November 2012
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