Where : Thien Hau Temple, 756 Yale Street, LA
Who doesn't love Chinatown, we for one do! Chinatown is a hub for the artist, the food, the creative and the culture connoisseur. The mountain views surrounding Chinatown make it truly magical. Spend an afternoon learning about the ONLY Chinese temple in the heart of LA, exploring one of the cheapest shopping areas and eating unforgettable food.
We are excited to start our walking tour with the Thien Hau Temple which is a Taoist temple. It is truly glorious and beautiful in its presence. It is a temple dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of the medieval Hokkien girl Lin Moniang, located in Chinatown. In addition to Mazu, the temple venerates the war god Guan Yu and the earth god Fu De. The temple is associated with the Camau Association of America, an association serving Chinese-Vietnamese refugees from Vietnam.
Next we move on to the Dynasty Shopping Center which is a traveler's and local favorite in the area. It has a range of really affordable Chinese products, food, gift items, clothing etc., which all can be bargained.
Finally we end our culture-filled tour at the Won Kok Restaurant. It's a gem in the heart of L.A and excessively popular due to it's attractive prices and unforgettable food. It doesn't get better than that. Won Kok's dumplings, pan-fried noodles and Chinese broccoli leave our hearts throbbing for more.