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Introduction to Honolulu's Chinatown

Honolulu's Chinatown area is located between the Nuuanu Steam and Nuuanu Avenue on the west side of Honolulu's central business district.

Most of the first Chinese immigrants to Hawaii came to work as field hands ind Hawaii's sugar and other plantations but as they became mor established many of them opened up shops in what is now the Chinatown district of Honolulu. Today Honolulu's Chinatown is an eclectic mix of cultures where visitors can find lei shops, dim sim cafes, and pho restaurants, almost next door to upscale wine bars and art galleries.

Facts About Chinatown

Where Honolulu's Chinatown is located, who lives there, how large it is, and other general inforamtion and facts.

History of Chinatown
The evolution of Honolulu's Chinatown including when it was founded, who lived there first, information about the devestating fires of 1886 and 1900, Chinatown's development as a sex trade center during World War II, its subsequent deterioration and relatde increased crime, and several Chinatown revitalization projects undertaken after it was declared a national historic district.

Attractions in Chinatown
The Chinese cultural Plaza, the Hawaii Theatre, the Nuuanu Stream, and other visitor attractions in Chinatown.

Activities in Chinatown
Guided walking tours, shopping, nightlife, dining, and other activities in Chinatown Honolulu.

Events in Chinatown
Information about the annual Chinese New Year Parade, the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, the biweekly "Showdown in Chinatown" filmmakers competition, and other events in Honolulu's Chinatown.

Restaurants in Chinatown
Chinatown has many different kinds of Asian restaurants including Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese.

Shopping in Chinatown

The Hawaii Theater, many Chinese restaurants and businesses, and the open air Oahu Market are located in Honolulu's Chinatown, and the area has recently also become a center for the arts in Honolulu. In May of 2006, Chinatown Honolulu was designated a "Preserve America Community Neighborhood" by the United States White House Advisory Council on Historical Preservation.

Tour of Honolulu's Chinatown
Visitor attractions in Honolulu's Chinatown.
See also:
- Introduction to Honolulu's Chinatown
- Historic Downtown Honolulu
- Waikiki Historic Trail
- Other Attractions on Oahu
- Activites on Oahu

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