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A photo tour of Chinatown. After you see these pics, come explore San Francisco with us and we'll show you the real thing, the magical city that the first Chinese immigrants dubbed "Golden Mountain".
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Explore Chinatown  The owners of this building at Grant and Commercial had never heard of Banksy when he approached them to create artwork on the side of their building. Being good business people they charged him a fee. After learning the value of his work they began to clean the wall regurlarly. Now it is covered in clear acrylic. Explore Chinatown  This 1970 addition to the Chinatown entrance marks the transition from Union Square. Explore Chinatown  The California Line cable car passes through Chinatown, stopping at Grant Street before dropping down toward the waterfront. Explore Chinatown  On one side of this building is the north Beach Mural and the other side is the Chinatown mural Explore Chinatown  Street musicians will be encountered playing the erhu, a two string instrument similar to a violin or fiddle. They often perform traditional American songs from the early 20th century or late 19th century, many are songs their forefathers learned while building the railroads. Explore Chinatown  This colorful building was once the home of the telephone exchange, where operators had to speak every possible dialect of Chinese. If a call's recipient was not at home, the story goes that a runner might be sent out to find them.
Explore Chinatown  This is a typical Chinese market, with a wide array of items for sale. Explore Chinatown Explore Chinatown  Elephant chess is Portsmouth Square Explore Chinatown  If you ever have people that need to shop, this is a great place to take them Explore Chinatown Explore Chinatown
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