Chinatown in Boston was established between 1869 and 1870. When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, Chinese railroad workers came to Boston for manufacturing jobs. Several workers pitched their tents in downtown Boston. Over the next hundred and thirty-one years, Chinatown grew into the area it is today. It is a 46-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Boston
Over 6,000 people reside in Chinatown, and over 90 percent of them are Chinese. Many immigrants like to begin in Chinatown until they learn the English language.
One of the most popular places to visit in Chinatown is The Hayden Building, which was built in 1875. This is a building that will give guests a tour of the historic building, as well as a lesson in history.
Chinatown has more than 200 restaurants. China Pearl, located on Tyler Street in the middle of Chinatown, is probably the most visited restaurant in Chinatown. Tourists also love to take advantage of shopping opportunities in Chinatown.
Each August, Boston's Chinatown is host to the August Moon Festival. Thousands of people fill the area for excellent food and entertainment. There are many booths in which vendors provide food, desserts and other items that tourists will be interested in. Children will perform Chinese folk dancing, and there are martial arts performances and lion dances performed by people from all over the world.