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“Wonderful tour of Chinatown”

Chinese Culture Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 29, 2017

My husband and I did the walking tour of Chinatown with Darin, the Director of Education and Engagement for the Chinese Cultural Center. We've been to Chinatown many times, but had never done a tour. I'm so glad we did one this time because we learned a ton about the history and culture of Chinatown. Darin was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. What was supposed to be a two-hour tour took longer because he had so much information to share. I highly recommend this tour.

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Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting, and for this very nice review!

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic tour! Very informative and fun. The guide Darin was very knowledgeable and open for (lots of) questions! Learned a lot during the tour. Loved it✨

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Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting Chinatown!

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

We did the walking tour of Chinatown offered by the CCC and it was fantastic. Darin provided a wealth of knowledge and insight, from showing us the best places to get tea, to family associations and their critical part in Chinatown history to the Yick Wo vs. Hopkins case. It was the best tour we took while in San Francisco-- highly recommend!

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Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks so much for this nice review...and I'm so glad that you remembered Yick Wo!

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

What an excellent and informative tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. Stories about how, when, who built and protects this area. Also got to do a tea tasting - who knew there were so many kinds of tea with taste and character differences.

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Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

thank you for this nice review and for visiting Chinatown!

(and I have since then become a dedicated tea drinker myself!)

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Reviewed January 9, 2017

Amazing, a tour for all ages. Julia is a fantastic wealth of knowledge. If you are interested learning about the history/ cultural and workings of China town take this tour. We had our twelve and fourteen year old with us and they had a great time. We saw and learned so much in the couple of hours. A great learning experience for all.

Thank Lawrence C
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Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Yep, Julia is the best! Thank you for this review and for visiting us.

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