For a taste of Asia while in Las Vegas, Nevada, head to the Chinatown Plaza neighborhood and be transported to another world by the colorful and elaborate Tong Dynasty architecture. Enter through a traditional Chinese arch, head past the statue of the Journey to the West of Xuan Zang and the Monkey God, and become immersed in traditions, music, and images of Chinese culture. With a mix of retail shops, educational exhibits, and restaurants with not only Chinese, but Filipino, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines, itís a lovely desert locale to spend a sweltering summer day. Businesses and restaurants open as early as 8am, and close as late as 12 midnight. Chinatown Plaza is just one mile away from the Treasure Island hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and located nearby other fine accommodations like the Four Seasons, Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, the Las Vegas Hilton, and Mandalay Bay. Area attractions include the many casinos, restaurants, and nightlife options of the Strip, as well as off-the-strip attractions like the Atomic Testing Museum, Nevada State Museum, Red Rock Climbing Center, Sunset Stampede, and Pinball Hall of Fame.
For more information and to see what celebrations will be taking place for the Chinese New Year this year, visit the official webpage, at: www.lvchinatown.com.