Kitai Gorod Area in Moscow

Kitai Gorod means China Town in Russian, but it has nothing to do with China. "Kitai" refers to an old craft of weaving and it’s always been a pleasant merchant area. Kitai Gorod is central, but can be quiet and residential or loud and bustling, depending on where you are and when. There’s lots of nice cafes and bars in this neighborhood and it’s super pleasant to walk.
Chistye Prudy park and ponds nearby are small, but provide a nice green area. Kitai Gorod is full of surprises: in 5 minutes you can pass an orthodox church, the Russian drug control police, a bar which is known to be the place to take drugs in Moscow, a beautiful serene residential street, and a bustling urban avenue. It’s full of surprises and dark corners, but it’s also safe and welcoming. Walk between metro Kitai Gorod, Taganskaya, Kuznetsky Most and Chistye Prudy.
Kitai Gorod Area in Moscow - photo by Manuel Menal /


Kitai Gorod Area of Moscow
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