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Chinatown

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Chinatown
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Address: St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9, Canada
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USD 62.49*
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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
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Although is not as grand as the one in Los Angeles or New York, it is worth a visit. Many little stores where you can by small or big items. Fun to walk around

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although is not as grand as the one in Los Angeles or New York, it is worth a visit. Many little stores where you can by small or big items. Fun to walk around

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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We made the mistake of riding her bixie bikes through the crowded street - Lesson learned: we will not do this again next time. Very pleasant area to take a walk with family/friends and enjoy some Chinese cuisine.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Shppping in Chinatown is always an adventure. Check out any of the supermarkets for excellent teas at great prices. Couple of small Restos on la gauchitierre offer meals in the 10$ range. Sidewalks offer wide variety of fresh exotic fruit .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable to walk through and experience the flavors and scents of the foods. Attractive arches and buildings, but there are some small areas that need renewal.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like the designs in this Chinatown there's a lot of stores and places to eat it just smells here in a bad way and no Gluten Free food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of restaurants and different shops to visit in a small area. It is definitely not the biggest Chinatown when compared to other cities, nor is it the best well-kept one, but it does have character to it if you're willing to look for it.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many good restaurants, many stores , all within 1km , not the biggest Chinatown but you will love it............................

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live there - I have to tell you, it's not the greatest neighbourhood in town. But it is unique. Small (only 6 blocks east-west and 4 blocks north-south) and a little decrepit these days, but still fun to spend an afternoon popping in and out of the shops and restaurants that are still operational. (many have closed down) You... More 

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fabulous restaurants for all budgets, charming pastry shops + groceries, and wonderful locals on the old streets

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Lovely place, lovely people! Will go back in a heart beat! They have so many stores that you cant even choose from! A lot of variety of food is wonderful! Totally recommending!

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Chinatown
Bakeries, markets, restaurants, and buffets crowd the brightly graffitied streets of Chinatown, the city's aromatic destination for pan-Asian cuisine. Distinguished at its entry points by towering vermillion paifang gates, the compact neighbourhood acts as a focal point for the Chinese community, hectic with educational facilities, cultural centres, acupuncturists, and foreign-language newspapers. Especially vibrant in the warmer months, when the sweet smell of dragon beard candy along the pedestrian walks of Rue de la Gauchetière signal the beginning of the outdoor street fair season, Chinatown is a treasure hunter's dream, with enough knickknack and curiosity shops to tempt even the pickiest shoppers. The convivial vibe picks up after dark, when the area's active nightlife offers evening crowds their choice of drink, dance, and midnight snacks of pho or oysters. Chinatown's mix of new and old, with herbal remedies being sold alongside pop-culture DVDs, gives the area its own animated brand of moxie.
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