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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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Chinese New Year in DC Chinatown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Chevy Chase
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Chevy Chase
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 15 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.

1 Thank grumpypuffin
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.

1 Thank LeslieinTN
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.

1 Thank MikesTrips01

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