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Chicago Chinatown, Chicago

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#7 of 15 in Neighborhoods in Chicago
The cultural center of Chicago's Chinese community, Chicago Chinatown brings to life striking Chinese architecture and a diverse array of Asian-owned businesses. Much of the activity is centered around Chinatown Square, which boasts colorful shops and lively restaurants. Be sure to check out the Pui Tak Center Building, featuring green and red pagoda towers, as a fine example of traditional Chinese architecture. Ping Tom Memorial Park, inspired by classic Chinese walled gardens, offers a nice spot for a stroll. You can learn more about Chinese culture and history through some of the local artwork, including sculptures of zodiac animals and a mosaic depicting the story of Chinese immigration in the United States. Try some dim sum or a fresh fruit smoothie from one of the eateries. Make Chicago Chinatown a centerpiece of your Chicago vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chicago online trip maker .
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  • The services offered in Chicago Chinatown is only aimed at the Asian community that lies in that city, is not directed to tourists since they are not open to give information if you require it or show kindness. It is small, a little careless and near a neighborhood a little dangerous.
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  • I will say that if you compare Chicago's Chinatown to New York's or San Francisco's then you'll surely be disappointed. That being said they do have a few good options for restaurants and the usual sh...  more »
  • Really, a total disappointment! The Chinese neighborhoods (NY, Buenos Aires, London etc) are always scenic spots, with lots of color and delicious food. This does not look them nadaaaaa! There were even an entire section with a building that was falling apart! We made a trip by train with combinations of almost an hour and we were there less than 15 minutes! It's not worth it!!
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