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Chinese Culture Center

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Nov 28, 2018
“Good exhibitions within stunning structure”
Jun 17, 2017
“Terrific!!!! Highly recommend!!”
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Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, and is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and art. We are based in San Francisco's Chinatown, with...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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750 Kearny St, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108-1809
Financial District
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

A grand concourse leads off Portsmouth Square Park to the stunning towering construct of the Hilton Hotel, within which the centre is housed. A colourful mosaic Chinese pathway rises up to the entrance. We enjoyed the exhibitions underway, showcasing the work of modern Chinese artists.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We could not say enough about this fantastic walking tour! We have traveled all over and we were very impressed. On this trip it was my mom(70), and I (45) as well as two teenagers. Eugenia was an outstanding guide and showed pictures and explained...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Chinese Culture C, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

M: Thanks for this great review! I agree Eugenia is wonderful and I never tire of visiting the Temple.....it is such a beautiful and sacred place. Thanks!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I guess I expected more from a SF Chinese Culture Center. When I went there, the exhibit was featuring martial arts. Essentially, a handful of art work in three rooms. It is free though so no complaints. On the other hand the tour cost $30...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Chinese Culture C, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for your feedback. I checked in with our docents and hopefully we've fixed the situation on the tour. Take care

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Darin Ow-Wing (Director of Eduction and Engagement) with the Chinese Culture Foundation of SF was our amazing tour guide, and he was so engaging, and extremely knowledgeable! Our tour consisted of 6th grade students and Darin Ow-Wing had his audience captivated the entire time. He...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Niko B
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

What a nice review, I'm a little embarrassed! Yes, we do put a lot of effort into being as engaging as possible to maximize learning. Please visit again!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have never been to China, so I thought this was indeed an authentic Chinese Cultural experience. With that said I am happy I took the time to have this welcoming experience..

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 55Mickey
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for visiting Chinatown!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I did the walking tour of Chinatown with Darin, the Director of Education and Engagement for the Chinese Cultural Center. We've been to Chinatown many times, but had never done a tour. I'm so glad we did one this time because we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank EllenSo
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for visiting, and for this very nice review!

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic tour! Very informative and fun. The guide Darin was very knowledgeable and open for (lots of) questions! Learned a lot during the tour. Loved it✨

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Prisje25
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for visiting Chinatown!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

We did the walking tour of Chinatown offered by the CCC and it was fantastic. Darin provided a wealth of knowledge and insight, from showing us the best places to get tea, to family associations and their critical part in Chinatown history to the Yick...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank EmmaLebell
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks so much for this nice review...and I'm so glad that you remembered Yick Wo!

Reviewed 19 January 2017

What an excellent and informative tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. Stories about how, when, who built and protects this area. Also got to do a tea tasting - who knew there were so many kinds of tea with taste and character differences.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Sarah B
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

thank you for this nice review and for visiting Chinatown! (and I have since then become a dedicated tea drinker myself!)

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing, a tour for all ages. Julia is a fantastic wealth of knowledge. If you are interested learning about the history/ cultural and workings of China town take this tour. We had our twelve and fourteen year old with us and they had a great...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Lawrence C
Darin O, Manager at Chinese Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Yep, Julia is the best! Thank you for this review and for visiting us.

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Suraj K
26 November 2016|
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Response from Darin O | Property representative |
Hello. Thanks for asking about a tour. Let me see if one of our docents is available tomorrow, and then I'll let you know. thanks Darin
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