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Chinatown Archway

Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC

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You see the arch and think great Chinatown,doesn't quite deliver but maybe it was bigger a few years ago,saying that there was a handful of decent restaurants and worth a look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You see the arch and think great Chinatown,doesn't quite deliver but maybe it was bigger a few years ago,saying that there was a handful of decent restaurants and worth a look around .

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in Chinatown right next to the archway at Pod DC. The archway is beautiful during the day and night and a terrific landmark to orient yourself while walking around the area. Worth checking out if you are nearby!

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Thank misopiso88
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

welcoming you into Chinatown. Good detail in this impressive archway. Great, classic Chinese look. Photos are a must

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Thank jlantern3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great area to walk around, grab a bit to eat and shop. Food was great! And very central so easily walkable elsewhere!

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Thank Kate C
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Chinatown in the Nation's capitol is small compared to other large cities. However, there is a good selection of restaurants with menus from modest to pricey. We did not notice any Chinese art, souvenirs, Chinese clothing, etc for sale. The archway itself welcomes all visitors. The archway has been has been well maintained and the colors remain strong and clear.,

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Thank CyndyandByron
Chevy Chase
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Once a year, you can enjoy the Chinatown New Year Festival in DC. It is small, but you can be sure you will see everything from the sidewalk. There is parade, dancers in costumes, big firework, music, local Chinese Restaurants. Enjoy it once.

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Thank Gabriella N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Besides the arch and one Chinese restaurant, there's nothing Chinese about the area. Restaurants and stores are all regular American joints. Not even any Chinese people! I've never been to a Chinatown that was so basically non-existent. Very strange.

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Thank Kathy M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It looks like all the other Chinatown archways in the world. The area appears much dirtier and dingy than other Chinatown's in the world.

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Thank Brellie
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

No different to any other friendship archway in other Chinatown's around the world but still impressive. This particular Chinatown is ok, not a patch on the one in San Francisco.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is similar to other Chinatown Archway's I've seen, but still interesting to look at, especially considering you're in a very cool Chinatown to view it from! Great spot to take photos.

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