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Chinatown, San Francisco

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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  • Recently went to San Francisco on a business trip and walked around Chinatown. I hadn’t been in years and the place has changed. While the food is still relatively inexpensive the souvenirs and stores...  more »
  • Really a very interesting neighborhood. One has the feeling one is in Asia. Even the prices are indicated in 2 currencies. DOE small many are at least during the day very interesting and also the goods laid out on the Asian population is very exciting. I didn't that's so many tree fungi (looks like the European Tinder fungus) are. Not to mention that I know now whether you can eat these whole tubers and seemingly plant components or used for something else. A must in my eyes during a visit from San Francisco
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  • We went to know this typical area of San Francisco, which is located in the Centre of the city and was very suitable for a stroll, buy the souvenir more economic that we saw and see the atmosphere of this widespread community in the city. You have typical Chinese restaurants, where to eat. The area seems very safe and enjoyable. Very nice the Dragon Gate or "Chinatown Gate" above all at night with their lights and fund the huge skyscrapers.
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