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Chinatown Archway

7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC
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It's an Arch

If you're in the area, I guess you might as well find the famous Chinatown Archway and get a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
TNharleychick
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Tennessee
One Of Many in the US

Interesting and nice, but not unique to DC only. Not a large area or authentic Chinese business... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Félix C
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San Antonio, Texas
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7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you're in the area, I guess you might as well find the famous Chinatown Archway and get a picture of it! As for the area itself, it didn't appear to have a lot of Chinese businesses. You can easily see the arch from a...More

Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Interesting and nice, but not unique to DC only. Not a large area or authentic Chinese business. Actually, most business are not even Chinese. A one block should not be considered a "Town." Archway and crosswalk with Chinese horoscope is nice.

Thank Félix C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Just a free observation as you enter or leave Chinatown. Worth the trip especially if you are looking for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Always such a welcoming sign to Chinatown in DC, the Chinatown Friendship Archway is the most striking and enduring symbol. It was built in 1986 and was said to be the largest in the world when it was constructed. It was designed by local architect...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Unexpected relic in a shrinking Asian neighborhood Then again, DC is full with appearing, moving and disappearing statues and memorials. A nice archway above the crossing with Chinese Zodiac Look up and down and certainly across More symbols than one can understand in a glimpse...More

Thank GoeieWitte
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was visible from our hotel room window so we saw it at all times and it was beautiful. Exactly what I'd expect from a chinatown archway

Thank lsgoldblatt
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Chinatown is a high energy, D.C. must see. There is a lot of local flavor, so if you are from out of town be aware this is a much less conservative area (in comparison to the museum district). But it's adjacent to the Verizon center...More

Thank KCM_Live
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This formal arch is the entrance to DC's small Chinatown, where you can find genuine restaurants and shops. It's a bit overwhelmed by the basketball center and shopping mall, and the gentrified neighborhoods around.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was right by our hotel (POD DC) so we saw this every day and was a good reference point for us when we wanted to head back as it clearly stands out from a distance. Nice details to the arch itself and its by...More

Thank Johnecko
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Chinatown is pretty much devoid of anything Chinatown-ish, save this archway, some street symbols and some dual Chinese/English names of shops. Isn't a decent Chinese restaurant to be found, so this archway is to what was, once a thriving Chinese community, now Penn Quarter and...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
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