Things to do while visiting Los Angeles——Shopping
Overview Chinatown is the oldest of the Asian neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It dates back to the 1850s, when thousands of Chinese came in search of jobs and opportunity during the California Gold Rush and the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in the mid-19th century. Many of the inhabitants settled in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Today, Los Angeles’ Chinatown has one of the largest Chinese populations outside of China, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Its architecture is distinctly Chinese, with exaggerated curved roof lines and abundant ornamentation. Chinatown is famous for its oriental merchandise and cuisine, and is particularly festive during Chinese holidays, providing visitors a view of undulating dragons, beauty contests, and Chinese firecrackers.
900-1000 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Distance from the Los Angeles Convention Center: 3 Miles