Chinese New Year at the China Town in Las Vegas

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You heard it – China Town in Las Vegas. An unlikely attraction in Vegas, hardly a site comparable to San Francisco China Town, still it’s a place to enjoy the annual New Year Festival. Here are all the elements of a successful and fun festival: Booths sell all kinds of Asian food, souvenirs, baboo plants, swords, costumes and clothes with traditional flare and a painful lack of parking spots. A huge stage hosts colorful dancing performances, spectacular kung-fu shows, magic tricks, astonishing drums and finally the Dragon Dance!

Welcome to our humble China Town Plaza:

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On any given day it’s comfortably crowded with just the right amount of people:

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But on the day of the New Year Festival, it looks more like this:

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The amazing Taiko drums – you should hear them! Their energy is sweeping you off your feet!

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As always, I have a personal favorite reason to enjoy the Festival. It is the Boba Tea. For those unfamiliar with the drink, it’s Thai Milk Tea with Boba. Boba are actually tapoica seeds 🙂 The drink is sweet, milky, the boba are chewy and chocalaty-caramely, so – pure delight! However, as good as it sounds, Boba Tea does not appeal to everyone. My Love, for example, has difficult time taming his disgust to the drink, which is the main reason I have it only couple times a year. It’s called “compromising” 🙂

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 And the Dragon Dance:

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Happy New Year, everyone!

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5 thoughts on “Chinese New Year at the China Town in Las Vegas

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  2. Boba tea sounds… interesting! I’ll reserve judgement but the best thing about it is that it doesn’t sound like ordinary tea (of which I’m not a fan- especially not with milk and sugar) But I do know I love those drums, and the dragons 🙂 Let’s dance!

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