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I believe we should have gone on a week end versus the middle of the week because the towns was quiet. We were fortunate enough to have a few stores open and an honest to God Chinese bakery which we loved. After try the delicate...More
I visited Chinatown while I was on the hop on hop off tour to Downtown LA. It's an area where Chinese emigrants community has settled in Los Angeles. You will instantly notice the Chinese architecture from the special houses, temples and statutes. Shops selling Chinese...More
We were disappointed by the number of shops that were closed in Chinatown, but did like Realm very much. Realm sells some high end gifts; whereas, many of the other stores focus on souvenirs. We ate at the Plum Tree Restaurant that has reasonably priced,...More
I expected so much more. Friends always raved about finding household and clothing items at great deals! I was utterly disappointed. I went during a weekend day, and expected crowds but the streets were empty and stores closed. I didn't find any of the items...More
It was a fun visit! I enjoyed stepping into the herbal, medicinal and specialty stores. We visited a temple, shopped for exotic fruits and vegetables from street vendors.
Prices were good, l got three large bags of lavender, chamomille and hibiscus flowers to make infusions,...More
In order to help tourism to chinatown during the summer there are events called 'chinatown summer nights" which take place. At these events there is demonstration cooking, the old chinatown plaza comes alive with bands and food trucks scatterred around.
Frankly if you are the...More
We thought it would be a cool place to explore in the evening after landing in LA. But most places were closed at 8:30pm when we arrived. However the food was good and there are many restaurants to choose from.
We didn't stay close to Chinatown, but I am sure you could find a hotel that would meet your expectations. May I suggest to Google hotels close to the area; Tripadvisor, also, could narrow down the selections for you. The... More
We didn't stay close to Chinatown, but I am sure you could find a hotel that would meet your expectations. May I suggest to Google hotels close to the area; Tripadvisor, also, could narrow down the selections for you. The good part is that the transit system takes you to so many areas, we felt safe, and used it as we did not rent a car. Also, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce may be able to assist with options. I hope this helps. Good luck!