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Chinatown

Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #170 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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892 reviews 892 reviews
431 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I like walking around here. The businesses are cool because even the non-Chinese ones have things written in Chinese. The Verizon Center and Natuonal Portrait Gallery are there, and the Christmas Market, too!

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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I think I was expecting a NYC or San Fran experience so I was a little shocked with how small Chinatown was. Outside of the initial impression of size, it was still a great area. Lots of culture, great selection of restaurants. Glad we went!

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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lovely area with nice little restaurants and typical shops. We had a very good and inexpensive dinner there. Located just in the center of Washington. You can easily get there by metro: the welcome gate is just near the station.

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Athens
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Washington's chinatown is one of the cleanest chinatown's I have seen anywhere. There are not as many stores as you would expect, but you can really get a reasonable cheap eat here.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoy in the Chinatown street near downtown Washington DC. Lots of stores and restaurants that offer an additional alternative to the visitor

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Abingdon, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
92 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A short walk from Union Station you will find yourself in DC's Chinatown. Don't miss the enormous Friendship Arch, supposedly the largest of its kind in the world. It is beautiful. There are lots of good and fast restaurants in this area in addition to a few little shops selling Chinese souvenirs.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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195 reviews 195 reviews
128 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Yea.. in New York .. if u want to buy anything in lessor price you ought to go this.place.. road side chicken fried rice ,chicken fries,noodles ,fish bolls are really super in taste.. and affordable pricing... lots of shops..so many items.. varieties of hotels... u can really feel china atmosphere here...

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Brilliant and compact Chinatown filled with a vast variety of food and shopping. I spent much time there during the government shutdown cause it was 1 of the few places that was open and I was always very pleased with the wide variety of food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There are fun and some excellent restaurants and clothes for the teens to 30 set but nothing Chinese except the gate from Beijing and a couple of not very interesting Chinese restaurants and of course the Verizon center.

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Dalton, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were curious and decided to go - typical Western stores with English/Chinese signs...only 1 true Chinese market and I didn't see anything at all to buy. Got breakfast at McDonalds and saw two young men obviously passed out (head on table).

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