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Address: Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the...

Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the place to go for Chinese cuisine. The area has undergone a renaissance in recent years after a 1997 renovation in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Chinese immigration to Peru.

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Nothing special

OK to just walk around and look at stores , but really nothing very special. Police warned us to NOT be there after dark.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK to just walk around and look at stores , but really nothing very special. Police warned us to NOT be there after dark.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The china town is a smalll space that celebrate the chinese culture, there are many restaurants thet sell chinese food in addition, there are many stores that sell chinese souvenirs to have good luck, we saw a great horoscope on the floor, it was very interesting to know some things about chinese culture.

Thank Elyse S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Barrio Chino is one of those places you visit once and cross it of the list...not much to see or do like most china towns you visit in larger cities like New York..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Like every chinatown ... it is crowded with local and tourist. There are many chifa restaurant around. Some do have "mooncake' during lunar festival!! Having Chifa here is not only more authentic than other part of the city, but also cheaper.

Thank May L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I went with my friends to barrio chino, i liked to visit this interesting place, there are many chinese resturants to enjoy a fusion between peruvian food and chinese food, we saw on the floor an interesting horoscope about chinese culture, its visited by many people. You can buy different kinds of ornaments and souvenirs. it was very interesting.

Thank Emily C
Lima Perú
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Intersting Chinatown, it is next to Central Market, one of the older commmercial stores in town.Is a few blocks, close to the Peruvian Confgress.Full of Novedlties. Visit Lima, City of Kings!

Thank Juana Rosa E
Littleton, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lots of local shops and nothing unusual. Could find this in the local markets. The ride there was long and hot. The Chinese restaurants there had outrageous prices. We were disappointed.

Thank Nancy B
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

There is only one street left of the old Chinatown and most of the shops now are modern "chifas" (restaurants selling Peruvian style Chinese food). It has more of a historical significance than actual Chinese people and shops. There are a few places that sell dim sum and souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Whenever I go to downtown Lima, I like to visit the Barrio Chino (Chinatown) which has some good "chifas" (Peruvian chinese food restaurants) and good Chinese shops for food ingredients and vegetables. Chinese men immigration started in 1849 to work in the sugar and cotton plantations on the Peruvian coast and this greatly influenced the Peruvian food and the Chifa... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Right is the middle of downtown, on Saturday mornings is a really crowded place, take the chance to have a look at it while visiting the central market and surrounding areas. Good Chinese-Peruvian food (Chifa) and in one block you will fell transported to downtown Beijing

Thank Mario M

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