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Chinese culture can be bewildering to the outsider or first-time visitor to Chinatown.  So we've lined up the following rare opportunities for a glimpse beyond the storefronts and into the culture. 


Bok Lei Po Trading
63A Mott Street

A martial arts mini-superstore.

Mahayana Buddhist Temple
133 Canal Street

Featuring the largest statue of Buddha in NYC at 16 feet tall. The temple's shop offers a variety of religious items like blessed power beads made from crystal and jade. 

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street

One of the most important national archives of Chinese history in America.  Maya Lin-designed facility opens in its new location.


Oriental Culture Enterprises
13 Elizabeth St.
7,000 sq ft of books, art supplies, & musical instruments


Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.

75 Mott Street

World's leading franchise shop for premium teas and ginseng.
Experience a traditional tea ceremony (15 minutes, by appointment only).


United East Athletic Association

70 Mulberry Street

This Lion Dance "academy" has trained hundreds of performers featured in parades, weddings and grand openings over the years. Introduction to the Lion Dance, its origin, customs and history - Lion Dance team and equipment presentation: happy god, drum, gong, and cymbals - Brief Lion Dance performance.