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Chinatown Archway

Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 7th and H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC

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Pretty archway - not much else to see

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kathy M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, I really do not find this archway that much different from the ones I've seen in New York City and Chicago. Each of these arches, however, serves as a beautiful welcome point to Chinatown.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Interesting area to walk through and grab something to eat.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's not something I would tell someone to go see while visiting DC but we stayed close by and walked past it a few nights while going to dinner. It is a happening area and the arch is pretty and interesting.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Walk under the archway and enter the Chinatown restaurant experience. They are everywhere and we enjoyed several.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The archway is an impressive entrance to the district. We checked it out as we walked around exploring the area. There are nice restaurants in the area, so worth a look if you're after somewhere to eat.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Chinatown has faded over the past couple of decades. The Verizon Center moved in...all the restaurant and clothing chains moved in and you have not much more than an outdoor mall here. Some good restaurants but most of the killer Chinese restaurants have closed due to escalating rents. The arch is still impressive and worth a photo if you are... More 

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