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  • Chinatown Gate
    Ryan Windsor
    5 Jun 30, 2014

    This is a great meeting place before walking through the shops along Grant Street. The Chinatown Gate also provides an excellent photo opportunity.

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    Todd C
    4 Mar 05, 2014

    The most photographed structure in Chinatown is undoubtedly the large Chinatown Gateway, also known as the Dragon Gate. It is located in Grant Street at the southern edge of Chinatown.

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    Kat Sun
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    4 Nov 09, 2013

    Always lots of people walking around; great spot for a photo! With that being said, it sucks getting through this area if you aren't a tourist since there's always people in your way.

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    Dede Tisone
    5 Apr 25, 2013

    You won't really understand San Francisco, until you walk through Chinatown. Visit the fortune cookie factory, stop for tea, eat dim sum, and watch the men playing chess in the park or practicing tai chi. It is a short walk from Union Square and yet a world away.

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    John H.
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    4 Dec 24, 2012

    Maybe not as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, but the gate to Chinatown on Grant is worth a visit if you're in the area. It's kind of a stark change from the brand clothing stores of the Financial District to the kitsch shops once you get past the gate.

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    Albert Qian
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    4 Dec 16, 2012

    Your typical tourist trap spot. This is the official entrance to the Chinatown district of San Francisco. Right across the street from Cafe de La Presse.

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    Patrick Welsh
    3 Oct 08, 2012

    Decent but not a destination. Good to go through but Chinatown has a ton of tourists and is a bunch of overpriced stands. Check out the Chinatown which starts at Clement and 4th for a cooler experience. The 1 will take you there.

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    Liav Leshem
    3 Aug 07, 2012

    The entrance to China town from the Market street side. very nice. from here you can check out Chinatown.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The symbol of Chinatown. Be sure to pose for photos here before walking the streets of this large and famous neighborhood.

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    James H
    5 May 27, 2013

    Scenic. Great photos. Just between Union Square shopping area and Chinatown.

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    4 Jan 11, 2013

    Not too far from Union Square, nice change of pace and fun place to explore.

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    Ying T
    3 Sep 15, 2012

    This is the entry into Chinatown. Nice for photos but that's it.

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    rubenporras
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Beautiful photo op!

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    3 Jul 13, 2012
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    Sophie Konemann
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    3 Jun 22, 2012
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    3 Jul 22, 2012
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    4 Jul 23, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
18 member's reviews
607 people visited Chinatown Gate

Description

As you exit downtown and enter Union Square everything Chinatown San Francisco has to offer is yours, as you walk through the famous gate at the southern entrance. Inscribed with Chinese text that reads, “Everything under heaven is for the good of everyone,” the gate was built in 1970. One of the city’s most famous landmarks and districts, it is a fine opportunity to take a picture to remind you ... read more
of your trip to San Francisco. A wealth of restaurants, stores and street merchants are awaiting on the other side of the gate.

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