Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Chinatown 🏮
Chicago's Chinatown is a diverse neighborhood of Asian culture, shops, arts, and food.
This walking tour of Chinatown is less than 1 mile long.
There is easy access by public transportation. Take the Green Line to the Cermak-Chinatown station.
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Start at the 9 Dragons Wall at 158 W. Cermak. Dragons are sacred & believed to have magical powers.
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1/2 blk southwest of the wall is Chinatown's Gate. The inscription means "The world is for all".
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To the right stands the Pui Tak Center. It displays traditional Chinese designs and architecture.
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Wentworth Ave. is the older neighborhood of Chinatown. Peruse the many retail and dining spots.
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Head south, turn right on 23rd St. & visit the museum to learn the journey of Chinese Americans.
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Take a neighborhood walk. Head west on 23rd, turn right on Princeton and visit Chinatown Square.
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Explore the newer section of Chinatown in this square. You'll find herbs, imports, & Asian cuisines.
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My favorite is Aji Ichiban for treats. The selections are unique. Check out the wall of Pockys! 😍
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The large open square displays 12 statues of the Chinese zodiac & is used for cultural celebrations.
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Go east on Cermak, turn left on Wentworth. Turn left again at 19th St. when you see the park sign.
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Enjoy city views from the paths at Ping Tom Park.
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Or sit and relax by the river with egg tarts, mooncakes, almond cookies and bubble tea! 🎎
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