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Chinatown Hustle & Bustle

Chinatown is a high energy, D.C. must see. There is a lot of local flavor, so if you are from out... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Entrance to Chinatown

This formal arch is the entrance to DC's small Chinatown, where you can find genuine restaurants... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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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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Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Archway is very nice, certainly stands out, is a good landmark, and provides some good photos. Sad to say, but this is the highlight of the ever so tiny Chinatown. Worth a photo if passing by, if not I wouldn't recommend coming to this...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Just a couple blocks from regal theaters and the Verizon Center is the archway. The sidewalk is under construction but the city made a makeshift safe walkway the is closer to the archway which is great for pics. Also visit Wok n Roll restaurant nearby...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Observing a Chinatown metro stop, I just had to stop here to check it out. Though not more remarkable than multitudes of similar archways in China and other major cities in the world, this Archway was nice, especially as it stands out being there in...More

Thank Jydeoo
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Sure it's a bit loud and not everyone's taste stepping through the arch and walking these streets has a definite orient feel. There are no rickshaws or vendors in the street selling live animals or wares as you see in movies but the look and...More

Thank nicbo78
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is an interesting piece of architecture in the middle of Washington DC. it is the gateway to Chinatown and exceptional dining establishments.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 31 May 2017

You know you have arrived when you see this gateway to Chinatown! interesting photo too. We saw this a few times this past weekend.

Thank Becky V
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