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Chinatown, New York City
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Bordering the Lower East Side and Little Italy, Chinatown has the largest diaspora of Chinese people in the country. Chinatown Manhattan is one of six Chinatowns in New York City, but its location within the downtown area makes it the most popular. Along the pedestrian walkways, tightly packed storefronts are bursting with colorful wares, from souvenirs to traditional Chinese food. Outside the pedestrian thoroughfares in Chatham Square, you'll find two memorials: one commemorating the Chinese soldiers who fought and died in World War II and the other a statue of Lin Zexu, or Commissioner Lin, who opposed the opium trade. Consider paying a visit to the Museum of Chinese in America to learn more about the Chinese-American experience, and be sure to check out the top of any New York City pay phones that might be left in the neighborhood. In the 1970s the phone booths were capped with pagoda tops. Plan to visit Chinatown and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New York City attractions using our New York City vacation generator.
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  • The Chinese you work to try to sell you perfume or imitated roughly bags. Feels right at home...
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  • One of the least exciting places in NYC. It is a decent area to walk around, however it is quite easy to get lost! 
  • Trinkets has small price, no need to negotiate vendors down only prices much of world so difficult with a great smells no stroller but nice to do
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