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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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Chinatown in Washington D.C. is very small compare to other major cities. The same as other cities, the archway is a symbol of Chinatown. Chinatown in DC is only a few blocks... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Chinatown in Washington D.C. is very small compare to other major cities. The same as other cities, the archway is a symbol of Chinatown. Chinatown in DC is only a few blocks square from the middle of H and 7th Street. When you see the Arch, you know that you are in the middle of Chinatown. Chinatown in Washington D.C.... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Chinatown Arch is just right outside the metro station, and is the "gate" to D.C.'s Chinatown. Chinatown itself is quite small, with a handful of restaurants and a couple shops, but the arch is worth the trip, especially at night when it is lit up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I was excited to see the Chinatown Archway. The archway was beautiful but expected to exploring rest of Chinatown but it's only one blocks.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not just the arch but also the nearby street crossing is worth a picture. Chinatowns are mostly not very interresting, but thes two points makes it worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have always wanted to see the arch, and it was very cool to see in person. It is located right outside the Metro station.

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Riverside, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It seems to get smaller every year. If it weren't for the arch, you wouldn't even know it's Chinatown. (To be fair, San Diego is smaller, but at least they've got a museum to depict the heyday)

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Aside from the arch there is not much to see. As the saying goes, "...blink and you may miss it" is true of this Chinatown. When I first saw the Chinatown in Montreal, I thought it was tiny. But DC Chinatown is minute and dirty. The Chinese restaurants looked dirty and uninviting. Having lived in NYC Chinatown the one in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Seeing the Chinatown Archway in DC was a pleasant surprise. See by car or foot and explore the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Colourful arc of beauty to welcome all to China Town in the heart of Washington DC. Never imagined such. Thumbs up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Fun little welcome to Chinatown in DC! If you have ever been to Chinatown in San Francisco, you will be disappointed, but this one is fairly well done!

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