CHINATOWN IN MEXICO CITY
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Private tours in Mexico City
The Barrio Chino in Mexico City is a small sub-neighborhood within San Juan Moyotlan, itself a neighborhood of the Centro Histórico. A few streets are the center of annual celebrations of the Chinese New Year. But year round there’s a flavor of China and its people and traditions.
The people of China have a long history of immigration to Mexico. Some came along with the famous Manila Galleon Trade which connected Acapulco with the Philippine Islands for some 250 years. Later, important waves of Chinese immigration brought workers and laborers from both the USA and from mainland China.
Some of the Chinese population in Mexico City arrived as the result of unrest in the northern states like Sonora and Sinaloa where they’d been permitted to live and work. By the 1930s, the streets of Dolores and Luis Moya in the city center were lined with laundries owned and attended by Chinese families who – due to Mexican racism – were not allowed to mix with locals.
The architecture of this jaw-dropping, century-old post office is absolutely worth seeing when you visit Mexico City! The post office was first built in 1907 when the mail system was separated from the governmental operations. Today, the Palacio Postal is still operating! If you’re looking to stop by this historic landmark, please be aware of the hours and plan your trip accordingly, especially on weekends. It is open from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and only 10am-2pm on Sundays. During the week it is open from 8am-7:30pm.
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