Chinatown Untold Tales of Slavery, Tong Wars, and Persecution

Chinatown Untold Tales of Slavery, Tong Wars, and Persecution
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$29
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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Description

Join an exploration of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. This tour delves into the ugly past covering the opium dens, the forced sex slaves, the tong wars, and the brutal crackdown on Chinese immigration. We will also explore the modern day China Town, its shops, foods, temples, and hidden alleyways. See unique views of the city, try delicious Chinese treats, and be immersed in a culture so intertwined in San Francisco’s Chinatown history that you just can’t miss it!!

-- First two stops on the tour are a local bakery and a local dim sum hole in the wall, with a milk tea stop later on. Food purchases are optional and generally total $5 to $10. Businesses do not cater to allergies. --

We take you to explore through the streets and alleys of Chinatown and explain the fascinating culture, history, and social movements that shaped this community.

This tour delves into the ugly past covering the opium dens, the forced sex slaves, the tong wars, and the brutal crackdown on Chinese immigration. We will also explore the modern day China Town, its shops, foods, temples, and hidden alleyways. See unique views of the city, try delicious Chinese treats, and be immersed in a culture so intertwined in San Francisco’s Chinatown history that you just can’t miss it!!

The tour is an easy and efficient way of getting around and seeing a lot without worry about getting lost, and you don't have to spend a lot of time reading about the history of every place beforehand. The tours usually take 2 to 2.5 hours, then you can head out on your own to poke around in the alleys, do a tea tasting, look around in the shops, and have a leisurely lunch. Most of all, have fun!

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Places We Will Visit:
- The best cheap dimsum spot in the city! Cash only and short tempered service
- Old and hidden alleyways once full of brothels, gambling halls, and opium dens
- The busiest local market in San Francisco, a street overflowing with vegetables, fresh fish, meats, herbs and people
- The famous Fortune Cookie Factory and a Joss Paper Store
- The locations of Sun-Yet Sun's offices, the Chinese Six Companies, and the home of Donaldina Cameron
- The true heart of San Francisco, Portsmouth Square
- The oldest Chinese Temple in North America, where you can have your fortune told
- A local Milk Tea Shop with the best boba

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Make sure to Bring:
> Cash (Many shops in Chinatown are cash only)
> Comfortable Walking Shoes

Join an exploration of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. This tour delves into the ugly past covering the opium dens, the forced sex slaves, the tong wars, and the brutal crackdown on Chinese immigration. We will also explore the modern day China Town, its shops, foods, temples, and hidden alleyways. See unique views of the city, try delicious Chinese treats, and be immersed in a culture so intertwined in San Francisco’s Chinatown history that you just can’t miss it!!