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San Francisco's fabled Chinatown, the largest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest in North America - traces its history to the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants the year before the California Gold Rush. Centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, it is a 24-block city within a city with schools, churches, hospitals, cultural centers and food markets as well as the restaurants and mini-malls that draw more tourists than the Golden Gate Bridge. Food-wise, it's famous for its dim sum palaces and noodles. Chop suey, considered a traditional Chinese dish by many Westerners, was born here. The Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - the largest Asian cultural event in North America - has welcomed the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band since 1979. The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance and Asian Pacific Sisters made LGBT history in 1994 by marching in the parade, the first time Asian-American LGBT communities had participated in a public ethnic events.

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Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, United States

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