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Chinatown Archway

7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC
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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 4 days ago
Timothy E
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Best at night with the lights

The Chinatown Archway is a tourist spot, but it also notes the DC Chinatown neighborhood. I’ve seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ProfAragon
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Victoria, Canada
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7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 14 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 4 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

Thank KCMQuest
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
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