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"China town a bit too close to Scary town" Downtown Eastside Tip by Shaft28

Downtown Eastside, Vancouver: 62 reviews and 16 photos

  Chinese Gardens, beautiful despite Captain Unicorn
by Shaft28

One block down from China town and between it and Gas Town is a very bad part of town. One of the locals said it was the poorest block, per capita, in the world. Certainly had several hundred drug addicts running around. Felt somewhat safe in broad daylight, but wouldn't bring the family there.
Be sure to stick to the main streets and ask the locals where to avoid.
Do not let his deter you from this wonderful city!

Address: Vancouver
Directions: Generally the area between Gastown & Chinatown, focused along the Main & E Hastings intersection

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2003
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