Chinatown
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Los Angeles Chinatown is home to great food and numerous specialty stores where you can shop for charming souvenirs amid lanterns and neon signs lining the streets. Don’t miss the Chinese-style buildings around the Central Plaza and the ornate East Gate—one of the most famous landmarks of the area. Chinatown hosts major events throughout the year like the Lunar New Year Parade and the Lantern Festival. It's also a stone’s throw away on foot from the Old Plaza and the historic Olvera Street, so you might want to explore the surroundings when you’re done visiting the district. – Tripadvisor
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
How to get there
  • Chinatown • 4 min walk
  • Union Station • 8 min walk
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Stacey W
Columbus, OH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My daughter and I visited Chinatown for her birthday 4/25 and spent one night there before heading to our next destination. We enjoyed our stay and had some delicious food!
Written April 30, 2024
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Timmy B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very cool and historic theater, including the celebrity hands and feet in concrete. This is where all the celebrities go to watch movies. Go downstairs to the bathroom and check out the pictures on the wall of celebrities imprinting their hands in the concrete. You can only go to this historic theater if you book an IMAX movie. All other movies are in the newer theaters.
Written April 29, 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt515 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Chinatown is a common neighborhood with an Asian style and atmosphere to get a quick tour there. Little Tokyo is nearby as well.
Written January 30, 2024
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Albert
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Los Angeles Chinatown is right across Olvera Street, not far from Union Station, about a five-minute walk.
Could it be that the boy with thick eyebrows is too worried? The boy with thick eyebrows feels that this place was once the filming location of some Hollywood movies.
Unexpectedly, the appearance of Chinatown is very clean, with very little garbage on the ground, and the street names have Chinese translations, which is a bit unique.
Most of the signs in Chinatown are in Traditional Chinese, full of the flavor of old Hong Kong.
There is a "subway" station in Chinatown, Los Angeles. From a distance, it looks like a Chinese temple. It's shocking that people don't know this is Chinatown.
Written December 6, 2023
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de v
San Diego, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Look ok this time I am remember China town over 31 year any years going China town 4-5 time history forever at American
Written September 19, 2023
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Elmar R
Zurich, Switzerland2,787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
It was interesting to see . I like Chinatowns very much . But this Chinatown is not so big and beautiful like for Example San Francisco . But it was OK
Written August 29, 2023
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CasandraTP
Sydney, Australia3,234 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We came on a Thursday night expecting it to be bustling and full of shops and restaurants, what we found was almost everything closed and a very small number of restaurants to choose from. It is very pretty though and when we asked our taxi driver, he said it was busy on the weekends so I wouldn’t bother coming if not during this time.
Written August 6, 2023
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Fariba J
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great shopping and food! Loved the herbal shop! Would definitely go back to explore the area some more!
Written July 6, 2023
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Danette R
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed the small market area in China town and the Foo Chow restaurant where Rush hour movie was filmed. The food was delicious and the restaurant was nicely maintained.
Written June 24, 2023
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Charlie
Milwaukee, WI7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We drove through Chinatown a few different ways and decided not to stop. What signs of life there were appeared to be street vendors either selling tourist items or fruit. My hats off to people making a go of it here, but it's rundown, and not really welcoming to visitors.
Written October 17, 2022
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