Chinatown
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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Canal St • 5 min walk
  • Canal St • 6 min walk
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,010 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Definitely a happening place! So much to see, but it is naturally crowded with tourists. The variety of restaurants and storefronts could keep someone busy for hours. Definitely worth another visit to check out a restaurant or two.
Written 17 September 2022
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HairByCharles
315 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
We walked all over the area and felt very safe. It's very interesting to see the things you can buy there. Not sure I would go at night.
Written 22 August 2022
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Grayson5
Opelika, AL261 contributions
Jul 2022
Wanted to show my grandson this area for NYC. Food was good, people were very nice. We also managed to buy a great purse while there.
Written 22 July 2022
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yasemin2k
Florida184 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Have no idea what is the reason to visit. Took my sister there because she wanted to see and even she was disappointed. Little Italy (which is around the same area, had a hard time to find it though) was some what better. But after this trip, no need to go back to either areas at all. Being there done that
Written 4 July 2022
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MilkChocChip
Edinburgh, United Kingdom568 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Worth a visit just for Nom Wah for some dim sum. Search for a self guided walking tour, visit a Chinese bakery, check out the fresh produce in the wet market and buy some souvenirs. There is a lot going on here. A huge sprawling Chinatown, worth a visit to experience a very different culture and neighbourhood in NY.
Written 30 June 2022
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Ildiko T
Budajeno, Hungary521 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Apart from its local inhabitants and some terrible China-made souvenirs the neighbourhood has not much to offer. Food is average and you cannot find anything authentic in the district.
Written 15 June 2022
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LOVEDOGS1
New York City, NY11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Chinatown is an old filthy dump that exists only so businesses there can make money. Nothing about it is for your enjoyment. You are there as the idiot tourist fooled in to believing Chinatown has something worth seeing. It doesn't.
The food is worse than canned chicken ala king. There is nothing "Chinese" about it.
When you return home you will have to clean your shoes to remove the horrible stench of rotten fish that is on every sidewalk.
Chinatowns in the US might have been interesting 50, 60 years ago but Chinatown in nyc has absolutely nothing to offer.

Take the Staten Island Ferry instead.
Walk the Highline.
Go to Brooklyn Heights for a spectacular view of Manhattan.
There are wonderful experiences to be experienced in ny. Chinatown isn't one of them.
Written 4 June 2022
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Kelly M
Waterdown, Canada5 contributions
Apr 2022
Dont go!!! Not safe- dirty. Female vendors are pushy and aggressive - watch for when the police change their shifts!
Written 1 May 2022
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,296 contributions
Apr 2022
This area is a bit rundown. It seems many businesses didn't make it through the pandemic. There is some nice street art. The shops are fun
Written 22 April 2022
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GrandmaJackie1964
Netanya, Israel124 contributions
Mar 2022
We did a self-guided walking tour of Chinatown and I'm glad we'd taken the time to research it and print this out as we found some really nice hidden gems. We spent a good couple of hours just walking around, following the route and soaking up the atmosphere.
Written 8 April 2022
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