The official entrance to Chinatown is the decorative gate (paifong), a gift from the city of Taipei. It is symbolic – not only as an entryway for guests visiting Chinatown, but also as an entryway for immigrants who are still settling here, as they come to establish relationships and put down roots in their newly claimed home.
Surrounding the gate and anchoring the southern end of the Rose Kennedy Greenway is the new Chinatown Park. A bamboo-lined walkway runs through the modern gardens. The plaza is often populated by local residents engaged in Xiangqi (Chinese chess).