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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dragon’s gate or China town gate, has three portals, each covered with green tiles, is inspired by Chinese village architecture. The west and east portal features a stone guardian lion. By tradition, the lion pair consists of one male and one female. The male lion...More

Thank Satinder_Panesar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are going to see the sights, might as well add this icon to the list. The emerald gates welcome you to the entrance of Chinatown. Mostly just a photo op for a moment of “I was there”.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good photo opportunity when it catches the late morning sun, lovely structure on the way into or out of China town. Worth going to see.

Thank phillipdownham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unveiled in 1970 this lovely gateway had its materials donated by China. It beautifully marks the southern entrance to vibrant Chinatown. Each of the three gateways is decorated with green roof tiles and each has a Chinese aphorism inscription. Two Chinese guardian lions are to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here starts your chineese trip :) This is the entrance to completely different part of the city. It is great

Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited during a bus tour of the city. Nothing special but it marks the entrance to China Town, making it of ‘tourist note’.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were in San Francisco in July 2018 and stayed in a hotel at Fishermen Wharf. We walked to China Town to see this beautiful architecture. It is a gate to China Town and has 2 dragons in it. The China Town had lots of...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

It is a prime photo stop. And it is a great way to enter Chinatown. You need this picture if it is your first time in the city.

Thank Olga G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Awesome entrance door at the quarter of Chinatown; its lions are a point of attraction for lots of turists for the better pic

Thank Diuxenio
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Worth it for getting a pretty signature photo for your visit to Chinatown...and It'll only take a minute or two. Dragon's Gate in on Grant Ave., the official main street of Chinatown but, and this is important, make sure you walk on Stockton St too...parallel...More

Thank Matthew D
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Gail L
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Ghiradelli Square and Dragon's Gate is quite a distance from each other - you could possibly walk it, but it's a 30-40min walk with a lot of steep inclines along the way (depending which route you take), so probably not the... More
Renee M
July 10, 2017|
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Response from UNique6767 | Reviewed this property |
It is the Bush Street and Grant Street