13 sites that tell the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US
By Kaila Yu, CNN
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8:54 AM EDT, Tue May 18, 2021
Angel Island Immigration Station: This facility on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was the main entry point for immigration from Asia after it opened in 1910. Today it serves as a museum dedicated to the history of immigration in the United States. Click through the gallery for 12 more places:
Courtesy of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Iolani Palace: This palace in Honolulu housed Hawaiian monarchs, including the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two rulers, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani.
Courtesy The Friends of Iolani Palace
South Asia Institute: Located in Chicago, the South Asia Institute fosters South Asian Art and culture in the United States through exhibitions and events.
Jonathan Castillo/Courtesy of South Asia Institute
Korean Bell of Friendship: This enormous bell in San Pedro, California, was a gift to the United States from South Korea in 1976 to celebrate the friendship between the two countries and the bicentennial of US independence.
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Watt Munisotaram: This Cambodian temple in Hampton, Minnesota, was dedicated in 2007. Minnesota is home to some 10,000 Cambodians.
John Doman/Pioneer Press/AP
Paolo Agbayani Retirement Village: Filipino farmers played a significant role in the farm worker movement in the 1960s and the Paolo Agbayani Retirement Village was built via volunteer labor to support elderly Filipino farm workers in 1974.
Courtesy of Dennis Dahlin
Latte Stone Park: Located in Guam, Latte Stone Park features unique stone structures devised by the Chamorro, Guam's indigenous people.