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The Archway at Manchester's Chinatown

Manchester's Chinatown is the second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe.[1] It is located in east central Manchester,[2] and situated next to the Gay Village.[3] The Chinatown, which is spread out over streets in the city centre has an archway, situated on Faulkner street, once the largest in Europe,[4] which was completed in 1987,[5] now dwarfed by the Imperial Arch in Liverpool.[6] It not only contains many Chinese Restaurants, but Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean and other Pan-Asian restaurants, shops, bakeries and supermarkets, most of which have their main trading times on Sunday mornings.[3]


  1. ^ Christiansen, Flemming (2003). Chinatown, Europe: An Exploration of Overseas Chinese Identity in the 1990s. Routledge. pp. 202. ISBN 0700710728.  
  2. ^ "Manchester East Central". Wikitravel. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  3. ^ a b "Chinatown Map". Manchester-2002. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  4. ^ "British Chinese". Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  5. ^ "Manchester Chinatown". MyManchester. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  6. ^ "Chinese Arch". Visit Liverpool. Retrieved 2008-11-21.  

Coordinates: 53°28′43″N 2°14′24″W / 53.4786°N 2.2401°W / 53.4786; -2.2401



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