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Chinatown

Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #179 of 257 Attractions in Washington DC
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Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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118 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

DC's Chinatown is very small. Only a few blocks wide. There are not many Chinese restaurants, oddly enough. But there is a pretty painted Chinese arch to see and lots of reasonably-priced restaurants like Ping Pong (dim sum), Matchbox (pizza), Zaytinya, Rosa Mexicana and many chains like Clyde's, McDonald's, Starbucks and Legal Seafoods. There are also clothing chains there such... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Other than the Archway there is NO reason to venture here. PF Chang's has more Asian influence, and is safer. There are panhandlers and an obvious attempt to have increased security on the streets. No reason for me to go back!

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