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One of the most populated Chinatowns in the United States, NY's is a dazzling trip into authenticity. In fact, New York has one of the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. The bustling,... Read More
One of the most populated Chinatowns in the United States, NY's is a dazzling trip into authenticity. In fact, New York has one of the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. The bustling, rough and tumble neighborhood spans for blocks and blocks, from Canal Street to City Hall. You'll find roasted ducks in the windows, along with fruits and vegetables you've never seen before spilling out onto the streets. Acupuncturists, herbalists and other Chinese medicine specialists offer wonderful treatments to get the tension out of your shoulders caused by holding too many shopping bags. For more modern shopping, stop by Canal Street Market to peek at higher-end offerings from local artisans. And don't forget to check out Yunhong Chopsticks Shop for a souvenir that will travel well and, according to Chinese tradition, spread happiness.
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- Best Shopping: "Don't be afraid to wander off Canal Street: there's plenty of authentic goodies to be found in other areas of this neighborhood."
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "If you want to shop quirky Asian goods, duck into Pearl River on Broadway."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: It's a symphony of stimuli: from the surging crowds on Canal Street to the medicine and spice stores dotting the side streets.
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Though it's mostly novelty, there's still something exhilarating about experiencing the madness.
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