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You see the arch and think great Chinatown,doesn't quite deliver but maybe it was bigger a few... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Classic look...

welcoming you into Chinatown. Good detail in this impressive archway. Great, classic Chinese look... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 .

Thank den-rick71
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank jlantern3
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!

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 12 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....More

Thank CyndyandByron
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.

Thank Gabriella N
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Kathy M
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.

Thank Brellie
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.

Thank catp79
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.

Thank rduinc
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