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Just like other Chinatown archs all around the world

If you've seen other archs, you already know what this is. Washington's Chinatown is very small... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Staying right by

Yep it's an arch. I'm staying right next to it so I took a pic. Good POI for navigating near by... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Timothy E
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you've seen other archs, you already know what this is. Washington's Chinatown is very small, there are a bunch of restaurants and nothing else. Go here only to eat Chinese.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Yep it's an arch. I'm staying right next to it so I took a pic. Good POI for navigating near by. It's the gateway to China Town. Plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The Chinatown Archway is a tourist spot, but it also notes the DC Chinatown neighborhood. I’ve seen the archway during the day and night time. I prefer the night time, as it looks striking.

Thank ProfAragon
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 6 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

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