Los Angeles Chinatown

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Los Angeles Chinatown is home to over 25,000 residents. Tourists come here often in search of culture, history, fun events, and great Chinese food. This is because the majority of the residents that live in Chinatown are Chinese. They settled in this particular area in 1938 where they have since grown, rebuilt, and prospered on their own until today. Chinatown is one of the first Chinatowns to plan their efforts prior to moving their town over. They talked, saved, and planned their governing system prior to creating their own community. The community in Los Angeles that is known as Chinatown today was purchased, built from scratch, and maintained all from cash from the first settled residents.

There are a number of events and attractions that you can check out while visiting Los Angeles’ Chinatown. There is something for the whole family waiting among the colorful streets. Not only can you visit some of the best restaurants for egg rolls, Dim Sum, and seafood, but you can also shop some of the deals in the stores around town. If you want to get a feel for some of the Chinese culture in the area then there are a number of historical buildings to visit, or perhaps you would like to take a stroll through the art museum in the area with the local artist’s pieces.

Not only can you do all that, but there are also festivals and local events going on in the area around specific months of the year. If you visit during those times; you’re in for a treat! This is because all of the fun and games start with these festivals. You will have an inside look at the community’s events and the culture and history behind them.

Chinese Stone LionIf you want to find out more about this wonderful town then you can visit them right in Los Angeles, California. You will be glad you did when you bring the whole family, or even take a trip on your own to learn more about the Chinese culture, history, and arts throughout their self sufficient town. You will be glad you did. There is food, fun, and adventure for everyone young and old.

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Additional Travel Destinations

Chinatown Travel and Visitor Directory • Boston China Town • Chicago China Town • London China Town • Los Angeles China Town • New York / Manhattan China Town • Oakland China Town • Philadelphia China Town • San Francisco China Town • Sydney China Town • Toronto China Town • Vancouver China Town

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Boy with Dragon courtesy Chris Daines