You’ll know when you're entering Philadelphia's Chinatown—the gigantic Friendship Gate that towers above the intersection at 10th and Arch Street leaves no room for doubt. But the colorful arch is more than just a boundary between worlds. It’s the first Chinese gate in the country to be crafted exclusively by Chinese architects (and then restored by Chinese artisans in 2008). The gate represents the close relationship between Philadelphia and its Chinese sister city, Tianjin. It’s also the entryway to a neighborhood known for its delectable regional cuisines.
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