The Chinatown International District (CID) is one of Seattle’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods. Unlike other Chinatowns across the nation, the CID is a cultural center for many different Asian–Pacific Islander communities. Here you can find Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Thai Americans, Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans, Burmese Americans and other Asian Americans working and living together in one neighborhood.
This melting pot of culture creates an undeniable draw for tourists and locals alike. Whether it’s to sample the different types of cuisine, visit one-of-a-kind specialty shops, or check out cultural destinations such as the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the Seattle Chinatown International District has something for everyone.