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Dragon's Gate, San Francisco

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Dragon Gate ("Chinatown Gate" on some maps) is a south-facing gate at the intersection of Bush Street and Grant Avenue, marking a southern entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown, in the U.S. state of California. Built in 1969 as a gift from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the style of a traditional Chinese pailou, it became one of the most photographed locations in Chinatown, along with the older Sing Fat and Sing Chong buildings (at Grant and California).

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  • A Small, But Impressive Structure The primary entrance to San Francisco’s Chinatown, or at least the one, which most visitors seek out, is Dragon’s Gate at Bush St and Grant Ave. Dedicated in 1970...  more »
  • ...and that's it. Not much to see and not as impressive as you might expect. Keep walking into Chinatown where more interesting stuff waits for you.  more »
  • I loved this place so much I visited it every day of my five day stay at the World Mark. Every time I went it was as if it was my first time there. There is simply to much to see, you will need to plan well when visiting Dragon's Gate, in order to have time to see and experience everything it has to offer. The best shopping deals are late evening hours. You will find all of those things you never realized you could not live without😊 It is an absolute must experience...
  • All of Chinatown is cool to see. I think the most interesting part is all the painted walls. As you walk through, there are paintings all over. Most are amazing. The details and colors are incredible. If you were standing there looking at them in the street or alley, you wouldn't believe they were there.

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