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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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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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bethesda, md.
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Chinatown in Washington D.C. is very small compare to other major cities. The same as other cities, the archway is a symbol of Chinatown. Chinatown in DC is only a few blocks square from the middle of H and 7th Street. When you see the Arch, you know that you are in the middle of Chinatown. Chinatown in Washington D.C.... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Chinatown Arch is just right outside the metro station, and is the "gate" to D.C.'s Chinatown. Chinatown itself is quite small, with a handful of restaurants and a couple shops, but the arch is worth the trip, especially at night when it is lit up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I was excited to see the Chinatown Archway. The archway was beautiful but expected to exploring rest of Chinatown but it's only one blocks.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not just the arch but also the nearby street crossing is worth a picture. Chinatowns are mostly not very interresting, but thes two points makes it worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have always wanted to see the arch, and it was very cool to see in person. It is located right outside the Metro station.

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Riverside, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It seems to get smaller every year. If it weren't for the arch, you wouldn't even know it's Chinatown. (To be fair, San Diego is smaller, but at least they've got a museum to depict the heyday)

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