San Francisco, California, United States
Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia located on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, San Francisco , California. The oldest and largest of the four main Chinese enclaves in San Francisco. Since it was established in 1848, the history and culture of North America have been extremely important and influential. Chinatown is a town that continues to preserve traditions , cultures, religious places, clubs and culture. Two hospitals, a lot of parks, a lot of churches and a post office and a lot of other facilities are available. New immigrants, many of whom are elderly, agree to live on a cost-effective housing and cultural basis in Chinatown. San Francisco's Chinatown is also known as the main tourist attraction and attracts more tourists every year than the Golden Gate Bridge.
The vast majority of the Chinese in San Francisco lived in Chinatown until the 1940s and were Chinese for more than 150 years. Most early Chinese immigration to the United States dates from the mid-1800s. In the 1850s alone, those early immigrants looked for economic opportunities in America. These were the only ones to find.
In the California Gold Rush in San Francisco, the Chinese, who came mostly out of the Taishan and Zhongshan regions and the Chinese Guangdong Province, worked in many mines in the northern region.
Others have taken jobs as farmers or in the growing clothing industry in the City by the Bay. They have increasingly become employees of the Central Pacific and Transcontinental Railways and have been instrumental in building transport infrastructure that helped fuel the expansion of the United States to the West before, during and after the Civil War.
After Ellis Island was shut down in 1954, the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 further removed immigration restrictions and further encouraged immigration. This provided many Chinese and other Asians with a new opportunity to prevent political oppression in their own countries and further supported the Chinese people across the US. Chinatown was rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake and fire and the neighborhood of San Francisco was regenerated with Chinese people from different regions.
The district is situated at the crossing of Grant and Bush streets, approximately 30 blocks away. It is lined with restaurants , bars, clubs and shops selling Chinese herbs, towels and donations, making it a popular tourist attraction of San Francisco.
This amazing landmark is located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and is only a short distance away from:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Alcatraz Island
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Park
- Union Square
- PIER 39
- Lombard Street
- Coit Tower
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!