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:
On any given day it’s comfortably crowded with just the right amount of people:
But on the day of the New Year Festival, it looks more like this:
The amazing Taiko drums – you should hear them! Their energy is sweeping you off your feet!
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” 🙂
Hi, I am Elena, a Traveler who has found her Home.
I was born'n'raised in Odessa, on the Black Sea, and love my city passionately. When I was little, I lived in Singapore for 4 years - that is where my life-long love affair with the English language began. Back in Odessa, I was blessed to marry a Moroccan man and fell deeply in love with Morocco as a country, their culture, heritage and cuisine! We moved to the United States in 2011. It was the Relocation of the Lifetime, trust me. Now I am inviting you to share the experience and - maybe, who knows? - you will contract a sparkle of inspiration to transform your own life!
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