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"A glimpse of another culture...." Chinatown Tip by VeronicaG

Chinatown, San Francisco: 183 reviews and 341 photos

China Town's vigorous tempo drew us along its sidewalks teeming with tourists and locals alike. Bright storefronts with exotic looking window displays shouted, "STOP IN!"

I had to look twice before I realized I was seeing a neatly arranged pile of chicken feet in one window, while bins burgeoning with fresh fruit and vegetables were presented in another. (pictures 2 & 3).

Souvenirs could be found everywhere! Our grandson was thrilled with how far his allowance went as he tried out wooden ceremonial swords, plastic num-chucks and the like. On the other hand, I was fascinated by the pagoda style design of some of the buildings, so characteristic of the Chinese culture (picture 4).

Address: Bordered by Broadway, Bush, Kearny, Stockton sts.
Directions: Ornamental gate at Grant and Bush intersection.
Phone: +1 888-212-3203
Website: http://www.sfchinatown.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2007
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