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You could drop me in New York City every week for a decade, and I'd never get sick of looking around and exploring. To me, the Big Apple is the most wondrous place on the planet for innumerable reasons. I have been traveling to New York for a long time, and for many years I was happy just doing the touristy things that everyone does when they visit. There's nothing wrong with that in the least, as these places are worth seeing. However, in recent years I've wanted to learn more about New York on a deeper level. I wanted to learn more about the neighborhoods. Therefore, I've changed my approach. Instead of trying to see as much of the city as possible when I'm there, I block off 24 hours to see another neighborhood in the city. On my most recent trip, I decided to explore Chinatown in Manhattan. I wasn't concerned about finding a place to stay, as I always travel with my trusty HotelTonight app. I would find a Chinatown Manhattan hotel room as soon as I was ready to get some sleep that night.

True Chinese Culture

One of the things that you notice immediately when you pull into Chinatown is that it really does feel like you're walking through a community in China. It's extremely authentic, in other words, and that's important in my opinion. It's so renowned as a community that it was actually added as an historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. You'll hear people speaking both Mandarin and Cantonese here, and you'll feel as though you're anyplace but in the middle of the biggest city in the United States. It was a lot of fun walking around and taking in the entire scene.

The Shops

When you walk through any Chinatown around the world, you need to do some shopping. You never know what you're going to find. I decided to walk through a few pharmacies on my way to dinner, and I bought a few Chinese herbal preventative cures for things like headaches and stress. It can't hurt to try certain things from other cultures that have been in use for thousands of years. I also picked up some interesting knickknacks for my home and some gifts for the important people in my life. Everything here is unique.

The Cuisine

Of course, Chinatown in Manhattan is renowned for its cuisine. I couldn't wait to get rolling on that. I wanted to try some dim sum for dinner, and I was glad that I did. I can't even tell you what was in some of the dishes, but I can tell you that I know authentic Chinese food when I see it and when I taste it. This was authentic Chinese food. I ate until I was beyond full, and the service was provided with a constant smile.

HotelTonight – Chinatown Manhattan Hotels Available

After such a filling feast and such a full day, I was ready to sleep. I opened my HotelTonight app and it listed options for Chinatown Manhattan hotels in seconds. I chose one and booked a room nearby, ready to relax and enjoy the memories of the experience.