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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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  • With the growing number of Asian population groups living in San Francisco, Chinatown is an important benchmark. It is very close to Union Square and is easily accessible by walking. You can certainly find a large cantudad of low-priced souvenir shops and oriental restaurants. It's a good place to eat and walk around for a couple of hours
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  • Love coming to China Town. The one here in San Francisco is one of the largest and oldest in the United States. Founded in 1848, destroyed in the 1906 fire, and then rebuilt. It is filled with shops w...  more »

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