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Portsmouth Square, San Francisco

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Portsmouth Square (traditional Chinese: 花園角; simplified Chinese: 花园角; pinyin: Huāyuán jiǎo; Jyutping: Faa1jyun4 Gok3), formerly known as Portsmouth Plaza, is a one-block park (57,516 sq ft (5,343.4 m2)) in Chinatown, San Francisco, California, bounded by Kearny Street on the east, Washington Street on the north, Clay Street on the south, and Walter Lum Place on the west.

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  • A Nice Cultural Experience In August, I did a long stroll though Chinatown, and ended at Portsmouth Square, a square block of concrete and lawn, bounded on the west by Walter U Lum Place (a very...  more »
  • I went to Portsmouth Square in Chinatown area of San Francisco. It is a public gathering ground Locals may be playing mah jong. There is a playground. It is also the place where the first public.....  more »
  • Very Chinese :-) We were lucky enough to be here on a day with a trad Chinese group along with a singer... not my usual cup of tea... but awesome. Loads of locals playing cards and well worth a visit... the image is one street over unfortunately
  • Portsmouth square is awesome. Fun place to hang and watch all the games being played Go,Cards. These folks take their gaming seriously. Very historical. Chinese culture center a short walk across the bridge at the Hilton 3rd floor. Closed on Monday. Must see if you are in the Chinatown area. Check it out.

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