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Chinatown, San Francisco

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Home to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia, Chinatown was established here in 1848, making it the oldest of its kind in North America. Immerse yourself in the bustle of this densely packed neighborhood with its numerous shops and restaurants. To learn more about the customs, languages, and identity of this famous enclave, embark on one of the many guided tours. Discover the neighborhood's parks, herbal shops, temples, and numerous pagoda-roofed buildings. No visit is complete without sampling some Chinese cuisine. The dim sum teahouses are especially good. Put Chinatown and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's a nice place to stroll through. The Eastern Bakery is awesome.Souvenirs are also fairly priced. Stay away from any place selling crystal - it's all cheap knock-offs. Definitely stay away from...  more »
  • We made it a point to come to Chinatown during our visit, mainly to eat some good Chinese food. But also to explore and enjoy the sights and sounds (i.e. commotion) that happens in Chinatown. It was.....  more »
  • We picked a beautiful day to walk round Chinatown and had a wonderful time. We bought bits and pieces in several shops and took in the superb atmosphere and the hustle bustle of the shop staff and...  more »

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