AOL Travel
Print

Friendship Archway, Washington DC

Friendship Archway - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Friendship Archway
7th & H streets Northwest, Washington, DC 20001Map
Chinatown
+1 202 789 7000
Neighborhood: Gallery Place/Chinatown
Overview

Spanning H Street at 7th Street, the Friendship Archway is Chinatown's most visible and beautiful landmark. This glittering gold and red arch is one of largest arches in the world. The arch, decorated in the classical art of the Ming and Qing dynasties with four pillars and five roofs, was dedicated in 1986 by the mayors of Beijing and Washington. A joint one million dollar project between the Washington and Beijing governments was part of an effort to make DC's eight-block Chinatown a world-class center for Asian trade.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Friendship Archway?
Friendship Archway General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
ADVERTISEMENT