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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
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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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NYC Chinatown Food Tour

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This place is unlike any other place you have been before. Very good for authentic chinese food. Additionally, you want to buy cheap jewelry, handbag and gifts, then this is the... read more

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Cullman, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch. The minute you walk in you are being approached repeatedly to buy purses and what not, even followed by sales people. Then when we went into restaurant they wanted us to get our food to go. We stayed wanting the experience which we got from a back corner table that we were not even offered... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unlike any other place you have been before. Very good for authentic chinese food. Additionally, you want to buy cheap jewelry, handbag and gifts, then this is the place. I have been here several times to buy fresh fish.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a nice afternoon here shopping and dining on Chinese food. We went to a tea house for authentic dim Sum and tea. We went to pearl river market and shopped for items for our Chinese New Year celebration.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of fresh produce and fish markets...eateries, dim sum and gift shops. Gift shop workers are a bit aggressive and at times do not take no for an answer, but if you master the art of ignoring you will be fine. Easily spend a couple of hours there.

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Thank Melinda J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so unique. I've never seen anything like it before in my life. Its a little intimidating at first because of the amount of people and the sellers yelling for you to buy their things. If you're good at haggling, this is your place. Beware of things like perfume and jewelry, some of the cheaper knock off versions... More 

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed seeing this part of town. A throwback in time for sure. Bargain for fake jewelry and handbags if you desire but the real attraction is the authentic food offerings. Loved our visit.

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown in downtown Manhattan is like taking a walk back in time. I used to frequent the restaurants on Mott Street as a little girl ... and 40 years later not much has changed! It's a true treat filled with authentic Chinese Restaurants, bakeries, and unique gift shops. Not just for native New Yorkers, this is a must for out-of-towners... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome day with our 10 year old adopted from China!!! Very fun to shop and eat in Chinatown!! Very close to Little Italy as well!!!! So fun to see the open air markets almost like being in China again.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to and it takes you to another country without leaving the city, lots of colour, people, a fun place to shop - have seen many Chinatown's, not sure it is very much different.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth wondering through Chinatown. The food shops are fun to see. If you are looking for bargains they are willing to haggle to make the sale. Never pay the first price they tell you.

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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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