Continuing our Travel LA tour to Chinatown this week!

Dim Sum in Chinatown!  I know that the best Dim Sum is likely found in Alhambra or Monterey Park, but Chinatown has so much history and culture beyond the food, so I wanted venture in that direction this week.

Chinatown is one of L.A.’s most popular tourist destinations – but it is not the first Chinatown.  The first Chinatown was located where Union Station is now. It was razed in the early 1930’s to make way for the train station, and the new Chinatown opened in June of 1938.

It is the first neighborhood in the U.S. that was actually owned by Chinese residents.

We can visit Chinatown’s Central Plaza, see the Chinese Celestial Dragon mural originally painted in 1941 by Tyrus Wong. The legendary artist, who passed away in December 2016 at age 106, was renowned for his work in film, particularly as the lead artist on Disney’s Bambi and statue of Bruce Lee.

Chinatown: Travel the World LA for Sunday Morning Dim Sum!
Sunday, March 11 @ 9 am
https://www.meetup.com/Travel-ninja/events/247590338/

 

Or join us on another night as we explore the many ethnic communities in Los Angeles: