When the original Chinatown was demolished to make way for Union Station, Hollywood set designers were called on to create a fantastical version of Shanghai right here in Los Angeles. Despite its less-than-authentic origin, Chinatown evolved into a major center of commerce and community.
Join Atlas Obscura and Field Agent Adam Papagan for a walking tour of one of the city's most unique districts. We’ll hear the story of the Asian-American entrepreneurs who flourished in the area, see charming examples of mid-century exotic architecture, and learn about the hip art galleries and restaurants that are quickly transforming the neighborhood—the orient as only LA could do it. It's Chinatown!
*Note that there are multiple tour times*
- This is a fast-paced, 1.5 mile walking tour. Please dress for the weather.
- Meet under the Central Plaza entry arch next to the statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.
- No public bathrooms. Please come prepared.
- Family friendly! All ages welcome.
Email Adam Papagan at [email protected]
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