Explore the Country’s Largest China Town in San Francisco

November 15, 2017
Category: San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco, being on the West Coast is a gateway to the Orient much like New York City has been the port of entry for millions from Europe. Chinese immigration began in earnest in the 1850s during the Gold Rush. These many immigrants settled in the current area that constitutes Chinatown, which has been traditionally defined by the neighborhoods of North Beach, and Telegraph Hill as bound by Bush Street, Taylor Street, Bay Street, and the Bay.

Explore the Country’s Largest China Town in San Francisco

Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest Chinese ethnic enclave in the country. In fact, it is without a doubt, the largest China Town outside of Asia. It is also the oldest such enclave in North America and is one of the top attraction for tourists visiting The City. Situated around Stockton Street, China Town was established in the year 1848.

In this little ‘town’, there are two hospitals, a post office, numerous parks, shops and delicious Chinese restaurants to try great delicacies and different Chinese cuisines. The famous Dragon Gate to Chinatown is located at the intersection of Bush Street and Grant Avenue and is a highly rated spot for photography. Find herbal shops where the ingredients for making Chinese medicine can be purchased, antique stores that showcase fine china and artwork, and a lot of other places to explore.

Reports have shown that over 75% of tourists that visit San Francisco annually usually make a stop at the China Town in San Francisco. You can take a tour around this small town, exploring its rich history, Asian culture, and heritage. Check out the Golden Gate Bakery that offers tasty and delicious pastries. Dine at Henry’s Hunan Restaurant that offers delicious Hunan style Chinese food. Discover great places to try dim sum, baked goods, and desserts. Take time to experience the countless events that are held year round in Chinatown, including the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade.

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