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Barrio Chino - City Walk Lima - Peru

A large red gateway on Jirón Ucayali (a.k.a., Calle Cantón) marks the entrance into Lima’s Barrio Chino. Along this pedestrian mall paved with the 12 sign of the Sino horoscope are several stands offering newspapers from China and another kiosk attends to spiritual needs.

The neighborhood extends from Jir√≥n Jun√≠n to Jir√≥n Puno, and from Andahuaylas to nearly Huanta. These bustling streets are jammed with dozens of chifas, (Chinese restaurants) with roasted ducks and pigs hanging in front windows. Import shops provide everything from foods to knickknacks. There are also several acupuncture clinics. Businesses ‚Äď including banks ‚Äď brandish signs in Spanish and Chinese.


Jirón Paruro and Jirón Ucayali, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

City Walk

Getting There

Chinatown is located a few blocks east of the Plaza de Armas. From the Plaza, walk three blocks up Huallaga to Avenida Abancay. Turn right on Abancay and walk one block to Ucayali. Walk two blocks further east on Ucayali, to the Barrio Chino gateway.

Travel Tips:

The Mercado Central (the city’s main public market) is one block before Chinatown. Be sure to come down for Chinese New Year, when the dragon, dog and other beings dance through the streets.

Price Description: Free

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

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You can learn about another facet of Peruvian culture at the Museo Afroperuano, locate a few blocks away, on √Āncash near Avenida Abancay.

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