Chinatown-International District Tour - Atlas Obscura
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Seattle, Washington

Chinatown-International District Tour

Explore the unique stories of Seattle's Chinatown-International District with a walking tour of this historic neighborhood. Learn about the rich history, cultural landmarks, open spaces, and resources of this vibrant and often overlooked community.

Join Obscura Society Seattle Head Shin Yu Pai for a walking tour of Seattle's historic Chinatown-International District.

The Chinatown-International District (CID) is one of Seattle’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods, rivaling other popular sections of the city. Unlike other Chinatowns across the nation, the CID is a cultural center for many different Asian–Pacific Islander communities with many different histories. Explore significant histories of Asian-American immigration at The Wing Luke Museum, where you'll have access to touring historic bachelor's quarters, a traditional mercantile, and an authentic tang, or family association. Learn about stories of Japanese-American internment at the Panama Hotel, a key setting in novelist Jamie Ford's The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. We'll also tour a number of parks and open spaces in the CID, while learning about various resources serving the community today.

Notes for this adventure:

Meet in front of the Panama Hotel.

We will be walking for two hours and visiting both indoor and outdoor sites. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

The historic hotel space at the Wing Luke is not ADA accessible.

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