Discover The Leading China Towns of North America

What are the 5 best-known china towns in the USA and Canada?

There are China towns in every major town or city, from America to Europe. China towns are more like small cities within big cities. The bustling and hustling in Chinatown is synonymous to that of Chinese ambiance.

If you want to experience the Chinese culture without going anywhere, then it’s time to turn to China towns. In this article, we would be focusing on the 5 best known China towns in the USA. So without much ado, let’s have a look:

1.     San Francisco

Jiujinshan Tangrenjie Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest in the United States. As soon as you step through the Grant Avenue and Bush Street, you’d feel as though you entered China.

This Chinatown in San Francisco is one of the earliest to exist in the United States. In the late 1980s, it served as an entry port for Chinese immigrants. Today, this little city serves as the centre of Chinese culture and the largest community outside Asia.

2.    New York City

Another one of the fantastic 5 best known China towns in the USA is Niuyue Hua Bu. It is like a hidden gem in New York City as not many people are aware of this Chinese community. Established in the 1940s and with the Chatham Square as its trademark.

This Chinatown is the largest Chinese ethnic community in the western hemisphere. Paying a visit to its crowded streets would make you feel as though you’re in China as there are lots of signs in Chinese. To the north is the famous Empire State Building. You can also pay a visit to Jing Fong restaurant to enjoy Chinese ethnic cuisine.

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3.    Chicago

Located 20 minutes from downtown. This Chicago Chinatown is accessible by water taxi. It has a population of about 70,000. It is also one of the fast growing Chinese communities in the United States. At the entrance to this Chinatown is a classic big red Chinese welcome gate.

Whenever you find yourself at this place, make sure you pay a visit to the Chinese American Museum. Visiting the museum would teach you a lot about the culture of Chinese like never before. Several restaurants here provide delicious and authentic Chinese meals.

4.    Toronto

Located downtown Toronto, this hidden gem ethnic enclave has a high number of Chinese running different businesses.

 Developed originally in the 1900s and is one of the biggest China towns in North America. Toronto Chinatown is a great place to enjoy Chinese lifestyle as you savor the delicious meals.

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5.    Seattle

Seattle is one of the 5 best known China towns in the USA that houses diverse communities. This Chinatown does not house Chinese only but also Filipino, Vietnamese, and Japanese residents.

They are officially called The Chinatown International District of Seattle. Founded in the 1860s when the Chinese visited this city to work as laborer and soon settled there. There are so many places to visit, like Wing Luke Museum, Hing Hay Park and so on.

Last Words

There is no doubt that the Chinese have lots to offer the world in terms of culture, technology and global harmony. You will enjoy what is on offer in each of these China towns when you visit.


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