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Chinatown

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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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Great art and food

The subway stop is very convenient as it takes you to the gate of chinatown. Great food and Smirthsonian museum of art is there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The subway stop is very convenient as it takes you to the gate of chinatown. Great food and Smirthsonian museum of art is there.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's a small area of the city that you could easily miss. The food is good and the arch is a must see. Definitely worth the side trip!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
93 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Been to several Chinatowns and this was not much as far as the typical fare at a Chinatown but this area was dense with food selections. In DC I at can be hard to find food choices in some areas like the mall and museum areas but here in Chinatown you have a choice of many ads types of food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

As in most US cities, China "town" has dwindled to a few streets. This is definitely the case in D.C. The arch is the most engaging sight in this section. It is the largest free standing arch in the US and the workmanship is delightful. The Metro in this area is crowded, noisy and often hosting some type of rally... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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951 reviews 951 reviews
460 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
101 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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