Chinatown in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Chinatown already has 130 years long history. Only after World War II, more Chinese families settled in Chinatown, and churches, businesses, and social and cultural organizations were established. Today there are over fifty restaurants and twenty-some businesses. Philadelphia's Chinatown was almost exclusively Chinese until the beginning of the 1960s. 70% of whom were Southeast Asians. New immigrants from Southeast Asia has reshaped the landscape of Chinatown as entrepreneurs from new cultural groups, such as Vietnamese and Thai, open restaurants and specialty shops in the area. Someone has said in Philadelphia Chinatown today is becoming an Asiantown. Chinatown in Philadelphia is located in Center City near the Delaware River and the Benjamin street.