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New Chinatown Cache

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Hidden : 7/28/2004
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Geocache Description:

A magnetized altoids-type tin in Los Angeles' Chinatown. Parking may be difficult, especially on weekends. I usually ahve luck on Alpine or College Streets, west of Hill Street.

Depending on the time of day, this may be a challenging one.

The original Chinatown started in what is now the El Pueblo Historical Monument, which is near Olivera Street (there's a virtual cache there, check it out), and went eastward. In the 1930's, those living in Chinatown were displaced to make Union Station (there's a cache there too!), and moved to where the current Chinatown is today, and is actually "new" Chinatown.Although Chinatown is known as a tourist attraction, as well as a great place for Chinese food, there is a growing population of the young, hip, artsy crowd. Around the cache location there are three bars where the hipsters hang out, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. West of the cache location, at Chung King Road (across Hill Street), antique shops are being replaced by galleries featuring L.A.'s up and coming artists (many receptions and gallery openings are happening on Chung King road).Cache contents:Log sheetUn-activated travel bugPlease bring your own writing untensil.As with all urban caches, please be descreet when taking and replacing cache.Hope you enjoy your visit!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jub hfrf n cnl cubar nalzber?

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:58:01 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:58 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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