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Chinatown

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Address: Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and...

Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and lots of little shops and restaurants.

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USD 11.36*
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
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USD 55.63*
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Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour
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USD 90.84*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

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Victoria in bloom!

Spent a couple of hours popping in and out of the various shops. Had a great Chinese lunch. A fun place to visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours popping in and out of the various shops. Had a great Chinese lunch. A fun place to visit!

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would definitely recommend perusing Chinatown! I especially enjoyed the hidden gem of Fan Tan alley. This place is also a photographer's delight! The cherry blossoms were AMAZING!

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cheap shops if you want some inexpensive souvenirs, but not really worth the walk if it's out of your way.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Victoria's Chinatown covers only a few blocks, and is a smaller version of typical Chinatown districts in large cities in the U.S. and Canada. It's pretty much restaurants and souvenir shops.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great walking tour. We really enjoyed the 11/2 hour jaunt through Chinatown. The guide was very informative and quite knowledgable about the history ov Victoria's Chinese community.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this would be a bigger Chinatown, but it was actually quite small, only one street long, and it was a short street. Most things were pricey too, especially vegetables.

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Thank lamarwan
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't too impressed with Chinatown. It's small in comparison to others I've seen. I didn't find anything to buy there. It was interesting to see but you don't need more than 30 minutes to walk around it.

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Puerto Lindo, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest Chinatowns in existence. Shopping was wonderful. The merchants were friendly.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly would be on my list of things to see if I was a tourist in Victoria. There a number of Chinese restaurants in the area, that offer very reasonably priced lunches and dinners. Some do stay open late.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool little shops and places to eat! Great place to take photos and people watch! Went for noodle bowl and shopped at antique shops!

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