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Lima boasts the largest Chinese community in South America. The neighborhood has a striking Chinese arch built in 1971 as a ... More
Lima boasts the largest Chinese community in South America. The neighborhood has a striking Chinese arch built in 1971 as a symbol of friendship between Peru and China. It was built out of stone and the bases are covered in marble. One of the main attractions, apart from the significant oriental influence in the architecture, is Chinese food. Restaurants almost always have red lights inside or wooden palace lanterns encrusted with glass, replicas of ones used by the old Chinese emperors. Visitors can actually leave a permanent imprint in the boulevard as some stores sell paving stones.
Our 'China Town' of course is incomparible to the one in Los Angeles or New York, but it still is pretty fun to go to. You can find really good Chinese restaurants and pretty good cheap shopping for nicks and nacks. There are many small stores with imported Chinese goodies...so it's a fun experience. It's a bit dangerous if you're an obvious tourist, so don't take purses and try to keep everything in your pockets.
if you are in the market for an hard to find almost extint animal or sourvenir (who isnt)this is the place to go!!!they will cook it right there in front of you and you can even take the left over bones as a very charming sourvenir,
The Chinatown located near Historic Lima is a must taste stop for each traveler looking for a gastronomic feast. Also a good place for buying souvenirs and gifts to bring home. While not the most touristic place is best to take some precautions while walking and shopping. If you want to read more about this gem in Lima, I wrote a more extensive article in my blog at chinatown-barrio-chino-in-lima-peru
Wow, The food was anazing, the mix of Chinese and Peruvian spices is incredible. Be careful not to go alone, take a taxi straight to the restaurants, Cool stuff from China is very cheaply available in the surrounding stores. The've recently clean it up that area a lot.
The food was excellent, although not too far off from the Chifa-type restaurants found all over the city, I wouldn´t make a special trip just for the food. The shopping was lovely, would definitely make a stop for souvenirs. There are plenty of things to do amusement-wise (fortune-tellers, etc...) Don´t go there by yourself, take a taxi there and back directly. I wouldn´t go after daylight hours.
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