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What to Expect in Five of the World’s Best Chinatowns

We celebrate Lunar New Year with five essays about Chinatowns, enclaves around the world that millions of Chinese have called home for generations

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Chinatowns are the quintessential symbol of the Chinese diaspora’s reach. Over hundreds of years, these similar yet unique neighbourhoods appeared across the world, becoming home to the many millions who have ventured beyond the Middle Kingdom. Every Chinatown has evolved differently as they’ve married Chinese traditions with local culture. In this special Chinese New Year feature, we’ve asked five writers to reflect on the Chinatowns of their cities.

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Discovery online brings together all the inspirational travel writing from our two inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad. Be sure to look out for the print editions when you next fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon.
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