Barrio Chino


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Barrio Chino

Home to a large Chinese population, it would be only appropriate for Lima to have its own version of a Chinatown. This is the place where visitors come to try the authentic Chifa, the Chinese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. However, keep in mind that this is not much like your typical Chinatown: it is smaller, very chaotic and somewhat rough around the edges. But if you feel like venturing into the hustle and bustle of this neighborhood, you'll be rewarded with traditional dim sum, Peking duck and many other Asian delights.

Do & See

Kick off your visit to Lima with a walk around the colorful and bustling city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site--home to many historical buildings and churches. Delve into the country's rich past in one of the many museums around. Once you’ve soaked up the local history, explore the city's districts: Miraflores on the beachfront is the trendy one, while Barranco is more artsy and bohemian. Day trips to ancient sites in the surroundings are always fun too.