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Chinatown: A Paradise of Culture

At the end of the 1870’s, a significant number of Chinese immigrants arrived to New York; meanwhile, anti-Chinese violence erupted in the West. Due to this dangerous situation, Chinese decided to create Chinatown as an enclave for the protection of their own. The roots of the Chinese community began to settle; however, the lack of opportunities that were given to Chinese motivated several merchants to develop tourism in Chinatown. They never imagined that Chinatown could become what it is today: an impressive tourist attraction in New York.

Today, you will find hundreds of restaurants in Chinatown; each one offers culinary trips to the provinces of China. Here, besides exploring the original taste and style of the Chinese food, you can also take trips to experience samples of the best Malaysian, Vietnamese and Thai food or Asian-fusions that can be found only in Chinatown, New York.

Antiques and art of Asia can also be found here. The malls of Chinatown feature a style similar to the ones in Honk Kong; you will be able to find all the things that you can imagine. However, Chinatown is not only about food and shopping. You can enjoy all the entertainment that can be found in this place, from historic landmarks to exhibits in the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, to a nightlife filled with live music, comedy, karaoke and more. Some hotels near Chinatown are the Holiday Inn Downtown, the Ritz-Carlton New York- Battery Park and the Windsor Hotel.

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