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Reviewed 1 week ago

After several years away fro San Francisco, I was really looking forward to seeing Chinatown and the Dragon Gate at the entrance. I live in Portland which has a beautiful gate to its Chinatown (which, sadly, is almost extinct) and I was surprised by just...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the dragons gate while walking to China town. The gate is very nice and looks very Chinese to this tourist.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Chinatown gateway Arch also known as the Dragon's Gate. The lion statures on either side are to guard against evil spirits. The gate has 3 openings, the largest in the middle is meant for dignitaries and the other 2 are for commoners.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

Expected more to be honest, very small and hard to get a good photo near it given it’s on a real busy road

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jadeymc
Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

So get you camera out and pose. The only problem everyone else is doing the same and its not very big. New York one is bigger. Still eith its green tiled roof and 2 swimming golden dragons across the top it is simple but beautiful....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karenwR1075QV
Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

The gate only has Chinese written on it. Very unwelcoming. Very small gate. Chinatown only cares about money. Absolutley nothing else.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank freewaymaster
Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

After traveling around Asia and then hearing all the great things about SF’s Chinatown, I was really looking forward to see the Dragon Gate. When I finally walked up to it. I was struck by just how small it was. It is a pretty gate...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 10 March 2019

Even if I think that this chinatown isn't as beautiful as other chinatowns in the world, this entrance is an eye-catcher.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank assetb
Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

Chinatown offers tons to do, with numerous eateries and stores, but the so-called grand entrance is slightly underwhelming. Not even the illuminated-at-night look really saves it. Pretty ordinary.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gregwilson09
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Chinatown is amazing, but I was pretty underwhelmed by Dragon’s Gate. Once you get past the gate though, you’re set with all kinds of food and market options.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
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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 theatres 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
2 February 2018|
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Response from paulhQ4371VQ | 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
11 July 2017|
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Response from UNique6767 | Reviewed this property |
It is the Bush Street and Grant Street