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Chicago Chinatown, Chicago

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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. Use our Chicago vacation trip planner to visit Chicago Chinatown on your trip to Chicago, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you want authentic Chinese food...here's the place! The candy shop we went to (forgot the name) was way over priced however, the souvenir shops were very interesting and the shopkeepers were all fr...  more »
  • Compared to San Francisco or New York the China town in Chicago is rather small and ever so functional. There are a variety of very authentic Chinese restaurants in the area and a few traditional Chin...  more »
  • Of course, you will find dozens of restaurants and selection of goods originating from China.But it never really raises and gets not enough interesting, more like an ethnic part of Chicago  more »