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  Neighbourhoods and Streets

LA's Chinatown is centered around the Los Angeles River and North Broadway, featuring hundreds of ethnic Asian businesses and residential units. Originally settled in the 1860s by immigrants from Guangdong who came here to work on the western section of the first transcontinental railroad, the area has developed into a colorful cultural hotspot with Chinese temples, restaurants, and markets. At about the middle point of N. Broadway is an 'open market' much like those found in Hong Kong. Explore the bustling district to see the traditional East Gate on Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue and West Gate on Hill Street, sample some of the delectable dimsums, haggle with vendors in the street markets, admire the murals, and get a glimpse of Chinese culture 6000 miles away from Beijing. If you are visiting during the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Sep-Oct) or Chinese New Year (Jan-Feb), you are in for a festive treat of parades and fireworks.

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About LA Chinatown

 Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA

LA Chinatown and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall(1.3 km)
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, presenting an excellent program of classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)(1.6 km)
The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss.

Olvera Street

Olvera Street(0.6 km)
Olvera Street is the historic heart of Los Angeles, and the city derives its name from the pueblo established here (Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles - Our Lady the Queen of the Angels).

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium(1.2 km)
Home to 6-time Major League Baseball World Series Champions - the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chavez Ravine or the Dodger Stadium is the oldest ballpark west of the Mississippi.

Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo(1.1 km)
The Japanese district features restaurants, museums, and shops.

Geffen Contemporary

Geffen Contemporary(1.3 km)
A branch of MOCA tucked away in Little Tokyo.

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum(1.4 km)
Covers the Japanese-American experience, with a special emphasis on the concentration camps of World War II.

The Bradbury Building

The Bradbury Building(1.6 km)
Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building is one of Southern California's most remarkable architectural achievements.

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