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Chinatown, Manhattan Guide: The Best Spots For a Fun Day

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New York, the city of dreams, has a very special yet thrilling destination spot known as Chinatown.

This is the place where a dense population of Asian immigrants lives and Manhattan’s Chinatown is also one of NYC's most evocative neighborhoods which you definitely have to visit at least once.
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Here you can find some of the best Asian cuisines, as well as get a few souvenirs from quirky shops.

This article gives you a first look into Manhattan's Chinatown and what it can offer. Read on!

How to reach Chinatown

There are two main ways by which you can reach China Town. By bus or by the subway.

If you choose the subway it will direct you much better and you will land on the exact main entrance of Chinatown.

If you choose to go by bus, the M103 and M15 are the ones that you should be taking to reach Chinatown.
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The Best of Chinatown

Let's take a look at what there is to see and do in Chinatown, Manhattan.

Stroll Mott Street

If you are in search of good restaurants and shops, then Stroll Mott Street is the right thing for you. There are multiple gift shops here from where you can buy some very realistic and memorable souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.

Museum of Chinese in America

If you want to indulge yourself in a bit of a history lesson, then this is the place. Museum of Chinese in America has exhibitions portraying and explaining the history of Chinese Americans and their time here.

Due to the pandemic, the museum is currently closed, however, it has window installations visible from the street and does offer digital tours with audio guides.

Address: 215 Centre St., Manhattan, NY 10013.

Columbus Park

This is a place where you can find people of all age groups. They play cards, Chinese games, and dances are seen. Many musicians are also found playing old folk Chinese songs.

If anything, it's a relaxing place to be when you want to have a fun afternoon outdoors.

The Giant Buddha

As a Chinese ritual people often visit the temple which has the largest statue of Buddha. The Mahayana Buddhist temple in Chinatown has a 16 ft buddha which is the largest buddha in New York City.

Address: 133 Canal St, New York, NY 10002.

The food

The two of the best foods you should surely not miss at all in Chinatown are seafood from the Mott Street Fishmarket and Dim Sum (a special form of dumplings).

You can get quality Dim Sun from Golden Unicorn restaurant. Currently, they offer takeout and delivery, but there is also outdoor dining in which you can have and enjoy an authentic experience of eating these homemade Asian dumplings.
Golden Unicorn Restaurant

Address: 18 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002.

Final words

Chinatown, Manhattan gives you a glimpse of what it's like to visit China. You will surely enjoy your visit and this guide ensures that you do not miss anything worth experiencing.

Have you ever been to this Chinatown? Let us know in the comments below.

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