Through The Dragon's Gate: Chinatown Walking Tour

11 Ratings
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  • 1.5 hr

In the company of an expert guide, explore like a local in one of the most engaging spaces in the United States - San Francisco's legendary Chinatown. As the largest and oldest enclave of Chinese people outside of Asia, discover the history, customs, and traditions in a short hour and a half walking tour. Visit the neighborhood landmarks like Grant Avenue, Waverly Place, and the beloved Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Here you will sample warm cookies and take home a few treats

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dragon's Gate

Begin your tour just outside the Dragon Gate, where this traditional "Paifang" style entrance flocked by two Imperial guardian lions (shishi) protects the southern entrance into a land where wonder greets history. It is here your guide will set the stage - quickly dissecting the symbolism within its concrete.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Grant Avenue

As you begin your journey into the heart of the neighborhood, learn of the flood of immigration in the mid-19th century (and why!), the thriving businesses that post up on these streets, and all the vice that followed.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Old Cathedral of St. Mary

As you visit the sites of significance such as Old St. Mary's Cathedral and Waverly Place, your local guide will divulge the sometimes "too incredible to believe" stories and factual history paving the way for Chinatown's significance not only in San Francisco but the story of the United States.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

Cap your time with a visit to the famed Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory where warm treats await you! See these handmade cookies come off the oven and take home a custom treat just for you!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown

Weave your way through small thoroughfares covered in old brick with ornate Chinese elements including the daily goings of the local people.

Duration: 10 minutes
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