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I've only been to the London China town 2 times, and to be honest, I've been not been that impressed. I just does not seem as 'Chinese' as the Manchester one.

Aren't Westminster council about to make some serious changes to the China town down there?
 

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i was very disappointed with Londons China Town,Birmingham's is very precinct'y to me , not been to Liverpool's,,,so that just leave's Manchester's ,im not being biased cos i live in Manc ,but there China Town is very good,fab arch,buzzing,,,and feels very oriental :)
 
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I like all the bookies for example Ladbrokes, the banks e.g. HSBC and the casinos Grovsenor is it? Have primarily got Chinese writing on their signs and English plays a distant second.

Feels like a totally different place than just outside of China town.
 
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To be fair, I have no experience of Brum's China town, but from what I have heard it is not the best.

My vote is based on visiting Liverpool, Manchester and London, and see a picture of a building that apparently is Leeds's China Town.
 

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Apparantly the gate in manchester chinatown is actually from China. I didn't
think there was many significant Chinatowns outside the ones in the poll?
I have seen liverpools and Londons on the telly I have never seen Brums I have
only ever been to manchesters. Several streets with a gate, a bench and lots
of lights! so by lack of competition and personal experience manchester gets
my vote.

Leeds Chinatown is split by a massive carpark which I believe is being developed
once it is if it sticks with the Chinatown theme? it will be the bigger than
manchesters by a long way. At the moment though it is small scale.
 

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morestoreysplease said:
I love Accy's decision - obviously based on experiencing all the contenders, and making his final choice!
Oh for god's sake...It's obvious a manc would vote manc on an opinion poll...

And it is! more disticntive/effective than the Brummie version...It's pretty damm obvious! I was kinda impressed by London's, as i always am with London anyway so here's to Manchester and London... :)
 

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Accy is a lad from Lancashire who's not really been anywhere yet, so I find it tiresome when votes are cast without experience. I've not voted.
I'm not bashing Manchester here - the Chinatown's impressive, what little I've seen of it. Brum's is disappointing I admit. Personally, as long as I can get a good meal from The Big Wok then that's fine with me.
 

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Us fantastic Mancunian's reagrd Accy in high esteem im pretty sure...We have accepted him into our exclusive Cult...You dare? You dare insult him?!

Watch yourself, the Kid's from preston....Blat! Blat!
 
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Doyle, the arch in Manc is often compared to the arch in San Fransico, apart from that I don't know, I doubt the Manc one compares on an international stage though.
 

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Manc's is nice. Brum's has Big Wok. They sell live crabs in Manc's. But I can't rmemeber it too well 'cos I were pissed. Brum's is just some chinese restaurants along a road. So out of them pair, Manc. But I ain't been to any others.
 
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According to some sources Manchester's Chinese arch is the largest and most intricate traditional imperial chinese arch outside China. Don't know how true it is, but I know it's true when compared to San Francisco's. Lots of cities have Chinese arches, but the vast majority of them aren't authentic imperial arches.
 

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EarlyBird said:
According to some sources Manchester's Chinese arch is the largest and most intricate traditional imperial chinese arch outside China. Don't know how true it is, but I know it's true when compared to San Francisco's. Lots of cities have Chinese arches, but the vast majority of them aren't authentic imperial arches.
Liverpool's Chinese Arch is now the biggest arch outside of China and was built after Manchester's that's why the information is out of date,it was built in Shanghai and was given to Liverpool as a gift to celebrate the oldest Chinatown in Europe and for the twinning of our cities.
 

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Doesn't Newcastle have an established China Town now- the arch also according to some sources is the biggest outside China. Well that shows reliability of China Town info.
 

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Doesn't Newcastle have an established China Town now- the arch also according to some sources is the biggest outside China. Well that shows reliability of China Town info.
Newcastle's is 11.3 metres and Liverpool's is 15 metres. :)
 

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morestoreysplease said:
Accy is a lad from Lancashire who's not really been anywhere yet, so I find it tiresome when votes are cast without experience. I've not voted.
I've only ever been to three Chinatowns... Manchester, Liverpool and Toronto. Out of them Toronto is the best but it isnt in the UK so I voted I Manchester. Liverpool's isnt that good cos its too quiet and feels very out of the way.
 
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