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Culture: Seattle’s International District

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Seattle has many different neighborhoods with separate identities and cultures-none more unique than the International District. Home to a large Asian population and with them comes some unique shopping options and distinctive restaurants. No visit to Seattle is complete without a stop there.

Many of the first residents of Seattle were Asians who came to work in the logging industry. The Chinese settled in an area just outside of Pioneer Square and brought their own culture to Seattle. After the fire of 1890, Seattle began a major rebuilding phase and the original Chinatown moved further south to what is now called the International District. Read Full Story

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