Visiting Chinatown in Manhattan New York can be a delight to anyone who enjoys food, culture, entertainment, and shopping. Not only can you browse through the street markets and shops; you can also visit a restaurant or two with the cultural Chinese food you came to enjoy. There are a number of restaurants to choose from, as well as gifts to take home from the market. There is a little something for everyone who comes to enjoy a little piece of China right in New York.
New York’s Chinatown conveniently located right next to Little Italy on Manhattan Island is one of the oldest and largest Chinatown’s outside of Asia. It is one of the largest surviving ethnic Chinese communities that are still operating with as many Chinese residents as others. There are a number of landmarks in Chinatown that tourists or locals can go to see when weather prevails. Chinatown, along with Little Italy in New York was listed in a historic district on the National Register of Historical Places in 2010.
There are a number of cultural activities that occur throughout the year that residents partake in. They invite guests who come for a visit to enjoy the activities with them as well. If you want to try a new dish then Chinatown might be the best place to go. Not only do they serve a special platter of Garbage Fish, but they also can whip out dishes that you have no idea what is in them but pleasing to your taste buds nevertheless. They never cease to provide the tourists with something new, and old to their culture.
If you would like to learn a little more about Chinese remedies, stop by the Pharmacies to grab some of their special herbs. If you enjoy history, you will find that New York’s Chinatown is rich in history, culture, and civilization. It has fun for all ages. It does not matter if you’re going with the family, or out for some fun alone, there is something for everyone at Chinatown. Whether you’re in Chinatown for fun and relaxation, or to stop to grab a bite to eat, there is always something exciting going on that might grab your attention.
Top Chinatowns in the United States:
- Boston China Town • Chicago China Town • Los Angeles China Town • New York / Manhattan China Town
- Oakland China Town • Philadelphia China Town • San Francisco China Town • Seattle China Town
Top Chinatowns in Canada:
- Calgary China Town • Edmonton China Town • Ottawa China Town • Toronto China Town • Vancouver China Town
- Victoria China Town
Top Chinatowns (Outside of North America):
Chinatown street scene courtesy Chensiyuan