Friendship Arch

1003 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19107 10th and Arch St.


Accessible or ADA seating may be available at this venue through Goldstar. Contact us before buying tickets to make arrangements.

About Friendship Arch

The colorful, 40-foot Chinese Friendship Arch marks the entrance to Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood. The landmark is a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship between Philadelphia and its Chinese sister city of Tianjin. The arch was completed in 1984, renovated in 2008 and hailed as the first authentic Chinese Gate built in America by Chinese artisans. Its intricate details feature mythical creatures, traditional patterns and symbols meant to ensure good luck. The international neighborhood that lays beyond the arch features eclectic shops, neighborhood festivals and events and wide selection of delicious Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Burmese cuisine.


You must arrive on time to leave with the tour group. The tour cannot wait for latecomers. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies let Chef Poon know ahead of time at and he will do his best to accommodate you.

Friendship Arch Tips

Debbie Moore
1 events
1 review
1 stars
The weather was not yet spring like, so chilly, but dry.. I wore casual clothes and comfortable shoes. .
JA Reese
8 events
1 review
0 stars
I wore warm sweater, hat and scarf. Outside for much of tour so dress warmly!.

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