Chinatown Gate, Chicago

Chinatown Gate, Chicago

Chinatown Gate is one the most prominent landmarks to be seen in Chicago's Chinatown. The gate marks the entrance to the Chinatown and was installed in 1975. It was designed by architect Peter Fung based on a gate in Beijing. The hand-painted characters on the ornamental tiles at the top of the gate translate as “The world belongs to the commonwealth”, a saying dating back to the early part of the 20th century when China was transitioning into a republic.

The gate stands on South Wentworth Avenue, the main boulevard of the Chinatown. On this street you will find numerous restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and Chinese medicine shops. In addition to the abundant Chinese restaurants in the area, there are also lots of eateries serving Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese cuisine.

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Sight Name: Chinatown Gate
Sight Location: Chicago, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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