Window shopping in Chinatown

Among the top attractions in San Francisco is a Chinatown, made right here is this city by the bay. Here are a few pictures from a walk or better...

Among the top attractions in San Francisco is a Chinatown, made right here is this city by the bay. Here are a few pictures from a walk or better still – a window shopping session in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Before you look at the pictures, you might want to read more about this area here —Β From San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Grant Avenue – the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Dried food
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
More dried food
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Some Chinese outfits
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Some Chinese artwork
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Showpieces
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
More showpieces/ souvenirs
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Home decor
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Chinese merchandise
Shopping in Chinatown, SF
Grant Avenue, San Francisco
The above pictures were taken during a guided walking tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown. A travelogue (with more about San Francisco’s little China) Β – A Chinatown made in San Francisco
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You might not want to miss the post on the big event that happens here — Chinese New Year ParadeΒ (2012)
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31 Comments on this post.
  • gaelikaa
    16 September 2010 at 5:54 am

    This is a lovely post. I found you on NaBloPoMo. I particularly liked the boutique. The clothes look quite Indian.

  • dNambiar
    16 September 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you, Gaelikaa. I was attracted to that window too. They look like silk Kurtis, don't they? πŸ™‚ I guess what makes them Chinese are the Chinese silk brocades, mandarin necks and those fabric loop n' knot thing for buttons.

  • Jay Singh
    18 January 2013 at 3:36 am

    Hi DN,

    Wow, so this was what I missed at ChinaTown. Quite a lot of avenues for shopping over here. They really like the fiery red color πŸ™‚
    Lovely clicks DN, thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

    Regards

    Jay
    My Blog | My FB Page

  • magiceye
    18 January 2013 at 4:06 am

    Was fun window shopping with you πŸ™‚ Thank yo for the lovely pics

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2013 at 4:46 am

      My pleasure, Magiceye πŸ™‚

  • Vinay Prajapati
    18 January 2013 at 4:17 am

    Wonderful

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2013 at 4:47 am

      πŸ™‚

  • Rahul Bhatia
    18 January 2013 at 4:34 am

    Thank you Divya for this conducted tour of China town in SFO! Had seen similar sights in NY and Boston πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2013 at 4:48 am

      You're welcome.
      Isn't is amazing to see how Chinese these Chinatowns are. πŸ™‚

  • AmitAag
    18 January 2013 at 8:00 am

    Thank you Divya for the fun of window shopping! Enjoyed:):)

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 6:44 am

      And I thank you for those sights from Andamans.
      You're welcome, Amit.

  • Panchali
    18 January 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Wow….it's a dream place to shop, I can see! I love collecting artifacts of all kinds…so the blog actually made me TIPSY!:)))
    Enjoyed going through the pics.thanks so much for sharing. Smiles.

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 6:54 am

      Nice to hear that, Panchali di. In that case you'll love this street. πŸ™‚
      My pleasure!
      Feels great to know that this post made you tipsy. That's great news πŸ˜‰

  • Rajesh
    18 January 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Great window shopping.

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 6:54 am

      πŸ™‚

  • Meoww
    19 January 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Waiting for the Chinese New Year festivities in Seoul πŸ™‚ My favorite pic is the beautiful hanji paper lanterns. Dont they look amazing!

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 7:01 am

      Wow! That's going to be a lot of fun. Last year we went and attended the Chinese New Year Parade in SF and some Lunar New Year celebrations in Redwood city. It was so nice to watch those cultural programmes, especially the Lion Dance. πŸ™‚
      Those lanterns are really very attractive.

      Have fun at the Lunar New Year celebrations, Meoww.

  • TTT
    19 January 2013 at 3:28 pm

    wow ! the reds really catch the eyes ! and such beautiful artifacts…

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 7:03 am

      I swear!! πŸ™‚

  • JK
    19 January 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing these snaps. Its amazing how cultures have crossed the seas and established themselves without much problems. One can easily mistake the snaps to have been taken in Hong Kong or China.

    • dNambiar
      20 January 2013 at 7:11 am

      My pleasure, JK. If you visit the other post on this Chinatown you'll see they've put in a lot work in making this place look very traditional. They also have large-scale Lunar New Year celebrations every year. πŸ™‚

      Hope to see you here more often, JK. πŸ™‚

  • Arti
    22 January 2013 at 3:18 am

    Ah, this is a post after my heart, there is everything in there – colors, arts and food – one of the best ways to get a feel of the town. Enjoyed walking down through it alongwith you! πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      22 January 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Just walking down 'Grant Avenue' is an experience. Really.
      So glad you enjoyed that. Do check out the post on the Chinese New Year parade that also takes place here.

  • Khushbu Verma
    22 January 2013 at 4:00 am

    I was litetally looking for things which I could buy in your photographs Lol.

    • dNambiar
      22 January 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Haha!
      You'd love the place. It's a great place for the kind of photography you do too. Lots of red here. πŸ™‚

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