Buenos Aires’ Chinatown, or Barrio Chino, is a lively pocket of oriental culture tucked in the heart of the Belgrano residential area. A small four-block area crammed with family-run restaurants, curiosity stores and specialist Asian supermarkets, as well as the Tzong Kuan Buddhist temple, Chinatown has been a popular gathering place for the city’s Taiwanese and Chinese immigrants since the late 1980s. For the majority of portenos (city dwellers), this is the go-to place for authentic Chinese food, with traditional restaurants serving specialties like egg fried rice and steamed dumplings, and a selection of Japanese, Thai and Korean eateries providing a wide range of ethnic cuisine.

The barrio also draws a large crowd during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, when the central Arribeños street comes alive with a vibrant street market and revelers can enjoy live music and costumed entertainers. Even if you miss out on the main festivities, an evening in Chinatown makes a fun choice, so swap the steak knife for palitos (chopsticks) and the yerba mate for a pot of Jasmine tea and tuck into home-cooked delicacies like pad thai, black bean tofu and duck pancakes.


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Evita Peron Tour of Buenos Aires

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Spend the afternoon in Buenos Aires following the footsteps of Eva Peron, first lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. You'll visit two museums ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.99

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