"Chinatown" Top 5 Page for this destination Honolulu Tip by Nathalie_B

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This is a very different Chinatown, at least it was to me. I?ve seen Chinatowns in some other US cities, but this one is unusual.
Chinese were among the first settlers on the island, so they?ve been there for a while already and most of them settled on Oahu. It is said that about one third of the entire population of Hawaii can trace their roots in China! Yep, they were there even before the missionaries. And although they do maintain their culture they?re still more Americanized (or should I say Hawaiianized) then the others.
There are plenty of shops, restaurants and the colorful market which you smell miles away. Go to the area before 3pm, by this time they already start closing the shops and the market gets empty of colors and smells.
Honolulu Chinatown is located in historical downtown, so pay attention to the architecture; there are some impressive structures not to miss.

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  • Written Nov 2, 2007
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