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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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Chinatown is huge. There are a lot of local markets where the locals by fish and produce. That was interesting to see. There are of also a lot of souvenirs shops and people trying... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chinatown is huge. There are a lot of local markets where the locals by fish and produce. That was interesting to see. There are of also a lot of souvenirs shops and people trying to sell you stuff on the street. Not much else going on there but a nice area to walk through.

Thank TriniRed
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chinatown is an odd section of NYC. There are plenty of cool restaurants and souvenir shops along the streets. This section of NYC seems to be getting bigger and bigger. There are a lot of street vendors selling all kinds of rare Chinese fruits, vegetables, and fish. Beware of the bad fish smell!

Thank farrelma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only spent a few hours here but glad that we got to see it. Very easy to find we just jumped on a big tour bus to find it. Lots happening down here, nice food, you forget your in New York, lots off ppl trying to sell you watches n bags etc. Worth a few hours of your time... More 

Thank sheffieldmiller
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an exciting part of the city to be in -- so full of sensory stimulation! Take a walk around and notice differences in architecture, smells, food and listen to the different languages spoken around you. There is a lot to see and experience -- from the mini-cake sellers on the street, to the Chinese grocery stores, and the... More 

Thank okpowell55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy visiting Chinatown! Enjoy the hustle and bustle. Enjoy the deals on trinkets. And definitely enjoy some Dim Sum

Thank DaleDale2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun - i Bought several very nice scarves. there are lots of t-shirts, hats, Cell phone cases, selfie sticks and lots of scarves. We quickly got bored, though, as many of the shops are the same, and they are very pushy. there are constant offers to purchase knock off purses and sunglasses as well. It's easy to get... More 

Thank Lynda C
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is literally like stepping into a small part of China built wholly in a NYC style but with foods and a way of life that is from another world. It's a very colourful place but when we visited it was hard to find anyone who could speak any English from whom we could seek advice / directions - surprisingly... More 

Thank Steve T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wow! just like stepping into another world, and into a different country, with all in chinese writing, the people, the shops, with all the fish on display, the chickens etc hanging in shop windows, the shop keepers wanted to barter with you. it was an unique experience!

Thank irish194960
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of checking out the 2017 Chinese New Year parade. This event was full of firecrackers, dragons, and lots of free goodies. Aside from that it's pretty cool to see how one culture has taken over every inch of a part of the city from banks, to restaurants, and even all of the street signs having chinese... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Singapore, Chinatown was a must see for me. Whether you go to just walk around and take in the sights, sound and smells or are going there for a traditional asian meal, New York's Chinatown won't disappoint.

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While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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