Serving as the neighborhood's hub, Chinatown Square features a two-level mall housing a variety of local businesses, including restaurants, teahouses, beauty shops and candy vendors. The design of the area was inspired by Chinese Imperial Court and features statues representing each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which were created by artists in Xiamen, China. Stop by the square in the summer and you may catch an impromptu concert or dance performance.
Many people head to Chinatown for its wealth of excellent restaurants, but there’s much more to do in the neighborhood than just enjoying great food. You can spend half a day exploring the various shops in Chinatown Square to find everything from fun snacks to herbal teas. Or learn about Chinese history and culture by checking out a museum. The area is also home to one of the city’s most beautiful parks, which provides skyline views and is accessible by water taxi. And if you're lucky, you might even find a parade or celebration taking place during your visit. So don’t come solely for the dim sum (even though it's pretty amazing as well), here are some of the best things to do in Chinatown.
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