Chinatowns throughout the world tend to have rather itinerant histories. Chicago’s is no exception. In 1890, it was situated along Clark between Van Buren and Harrison Streets. By 1910, it settled in its current locale near Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue, but has expanded over the years. Today, the colorful corner of the city is alive with traditional festivals, the scents of exotic spices from vendors, and a cacophony of dialects emanating from busy dumpling houses and noodle shops. Whether you come for the dim sum or the dragon boat races, this is a culturally rich section of Chicago worth exploring.