CHINATOWN

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September 30th, 2007

Chinatown, Washington, DC

Chinatown is located 7th and H Streets, NW.  The world's largest single-span Chinese arch forms the gateway to an array of  restaurants and shops. Alfred Liu designed this huge seven-roofed, wooden archway for Washington, DC, and the Municipality of Beijing, Washington's sister city. The Chinese characters on the arch read, "zhongguo cheng",  from left to right - which means Chinese city or Chinese quarters. Tourists love visiting Chinatown during the annual "Chinese New Year Festival". 

The gate and strolling down Chinatown is free and open to the public 365 days a year.

        

Left to Right: 1) Chinatown Gate


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