A Walk in Chinatown: Delving into Asian Culture in the heart of LA

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Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
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Duration 2h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Discover the slice of China in the heart of LA guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Take in the breathtaking view from Chinatown Station and relax at Ord and Yale Street Park
  • Learn how Hollywood contributed to the Chinatown development and take a selfie with Bruce Lee
  • Feel exotic smells and sounds of the orient, and savor unusual foods amidst pagodas
  • Hear the fascinating legend of Mazu, the Chinese goddess of the sea blessed with supernatural powers
Discover the vibrant and dynamic Chinatown with this in-app audio tour! You will get fascinating insights into the city's multicultural history and see the hidden gems of the neighborhood. The tour starts at the Chinatown Gateway Arch, which honors the Chinese community's contributions to the city's growth. Traditional Buddhist Teo Chew Temple will tell more about ethnic groups in LA. Then, the Thien Hau Temple will introduce you to Mazu, the goddess of the sea, and will amaze you with its intricate architecture of traditional pagodas. You will walk south on Broadway to the Central Plaza, Chinatown's heart, and a historical landmark with traditional buildings, shops, and eateries. Then, you will stroll along Gin Ling Way, a pedestrian street with souvenirs, arts and crafts, and traditional Chinese goods. As you walk, the engaging narration will give you a deeper appreciation of this iconic neighborhood's vibrant and distinctive culture. Art lovers will enjoy the Chung King Road Art Galleries with its contemporary art by emerging and established artists. The highlight of the tour symbolizing American-Chinese symbiosis is the elevated platform of Chinatown Station, from which you will get a breathtaking view of the neighborhood, mixed with the LA Downtown skyline. Finally, relax at the Ord and Yale Street Park, a serene oasis amidst the bustling Chinatown. Choose to visit the Chinese American Museum to learn more about Chinese American history and culture.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations for hidden gems of the district
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Chinatown Gateway Arch
947 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Ord and Yale Street Park
Ord and Yale Street Park, Ord Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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