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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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3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
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Private Soho Chinatown Little Italy Tour
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NYC Chinatown Food Tour

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Some nice basic restaurants

Worth a visit and safe to walk around. We had a meal in a side street restaurant cannot remember what it was called. But really good food. Next to China town is little Italy... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit and safe to walk around. We had a meal in a side street restaurant cannot remember what it was called. But really good food. Next to China town is little Italy again worth a visit. Same as other cities.

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a walking tour of SoHo and passed through Chinatown before we ended the tour. It's the same as any other Chinatown in the world. We did enjoy the dumpling soup recommended by our tour guide though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is exactly what you expect it to be. You can walk for a long time through its streets. We couldn't walk as long as we wanted because the temperature was too high and that made it impossible It's sad that you find garbage everywhere

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North Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots and lots of sidewalk shopping for the most part....don't blink...you will have walked through and into without knowing it...do your "NYC shopping for souvenirs here"...

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

China town is just next to little Italy so tons of foods. But lack of map or directions, after several turns then you might get lost. And most of the store/bakery want cash only. However, if you don't mind to walk in the crowd street and use cash then this is the place for you.

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Cullman, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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