The Chinatown in New York

Visiting and thinking of what to do in New York? Here are a couple of things you need to know about Chinatown in New York!

New York Chinatown neighborhood is located in Lower Manhattan, bordered with two other famous ethnic neighborhoods in Manhattan: Little Italy and Soho. In Chinatown NY you’ll find lots of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and many other eastern immigrants.

Get to know the New York Chinatown

Here’s a few ideas of how to amuse yourself when in Chinatown. Start your tour on foot from the Mulberry and Canal Street. Hopefully you are hungry, because this area offers you hundreds of restaurants! Try as many delicious eastern dishes as you can eat, because there’s plenty to taste from. Not sure where’s the best place to eat? Just ask one of the locals what are their personal favorites!

Chinatown makes for a great shopping destination too. Lots of stores are located at Mott Street, so enjoy yourself while looking for souvenirs or strange and unique items, that you can find here if you spend some time in the shops. At Mott Street, which is located between Canal and Chatham Square, you can find special Asian jewelry and clothing or martial arts equipment, just to name a few things.

Looking for some history or architecture? Head to Chatham Square, where you can experience the many historical and architectural buildings in the area. Chatham Square is situated in the middle of Chinatown, where a memorial statue of Lieutenant Benjamin Ralph Kimlau is standing along with a Lin Zexu statue. Once you’re there, we suggest you visit the old catholic Church of the Transfiguration on 25 Mott Street, a real landmark designed in a Georgian style, that has been standing there since 1801. Manhattan has 4 major churches and this is one of them.

Wondering about more things to do in New York Chinatown? This area is packed with must-see attractions and sightseeing! Check our Chinatown travel video guides for more information and tips about how to explore the area best. Here’s a tip: Little Italy neighborhood is not far from Chinatown and if you had enough of all that Asian food, we suggest you check out Little Italy’s many Italian restaurants and shops. Another neighborhood close to Chinatown is Soho, a trendy area full of busy cafés and restaurants.

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