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.
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