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Address: Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything...

The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.

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very nice place amongst the mayhem

we visited this church as it was the one my wife used to go to as a child. its a very pleasant place and its nice to get in from the madness on the streets

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Luton, United Kingdom

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Luton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

we visited this church as it was the one my wife used to go to as a child. its a very pleasant place and its nice to get in from the madness on the streets

Thank GRANT c
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice rustic area that is seeing some new building developments. However, at night the place is rather quiet.

Thank Rafidi-Hairul
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in Binondo is Philippine's own China Town. Consists of mostly old architectural structures. Unlike it's glorious days more than 50 years ago, lots of old architectures and attractions were not maintained. Streets are quite dirty and smelly. We went there exactly on the Chinese Lunar New Year, so it was definitely crowded. Despite the not-so-good side of visiting Binondo,... More 

Thank TheBrownPanda
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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263 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

When you visit Manila, Philippines, Binondo is famous for chinese hotels and restaurants. Authentic Chinese resto is located i this area. Chinese cuisine lovers if you want to be authentic Chines it must be Binondo.

Thank tolentinomaldex
New York
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This town is the oldest china town in the world I visited the place to see the Chinese culture, the place harmoniously collaborate with the past and future. The event was great although the place is really crowded oh yes it is Chinese New Year, the street food is good but some of it are strangely unknown to me, just... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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381 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of old architecture. But not maintained. Streets are dirty and they smell. Lower range shopping. It was the Lunar New Year so it was festive and crowded.

Thank Harris J
Naga, Philippines
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If it's great food you're after, Binondo is the place. The oldest Chinatown around offers all the comfort food I like. From Dong Bei's pork and kuchay dumplings, Po Heng's Fresh Lumpia and Fish Maki to Wai Ying's Milk tea. True food experience without spending a lot!

Thank ernest a
Catbalogan, Philippines
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Escolta was once Manila's Main Street: liken it to America's 5th Avenue, Market Street and Wilshire Boulevard all in one. Today's view show little of what it used to be, even less of what it once meant to be.

Thank Jun L
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place is perfect for lunch when touring around intramuros or quiapo. There are alot of choice from the very affordable estero style chinese food to the high end buffet restaurant. Tourists can also grab some snack for an afternoon walk around manila. Recommended is the fried siopao 😁

Thank Ramir L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

There are a lot of charming street food: fried fish ball, toasted siu bao and other fried things. You can buy almost everything here with cheap price: clothes, souvenirs, school stationery... There are also beautiful churches/pagodas. Visiting on first day of Chinese New Year is highly recommended: atmosphere in pagodas or churches is so joyful, there are also parades with... More 

Thank Ty N

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