Undoubtedly one of the most popular ethnic neighborhood of Manhattan, since 1858 Chinatown is home since 1858 of a very large Chinese community.
Chinatown is one of the few districts in Manhattan with narrow and irregular alleys; it’s a labyrinth of 24/7 Chinese shops, restaurants and pagodas, red lanterns, markets, bad products imitations and unusual, exotic food. A very typical district worth visiting, also considering its central and accessible location. Canal and Mott Street are the main roads, but the little lateral alleyways are those who store the most traditional and picturesque. Our advice is to poke around among the many markets and vendors, try some strange food, buy some kitsch souvenir and taste some authentic Chinese delicacy, such as the Běi jīng kǎo yā ( 北京烤鸭 ), the famous Peking Duck.