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The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Binondo is situated where the oldest Chinatown in the world is located. A bustling place, it offers lots of shops - most notably places to eat that offer really delicious Chinese and Filipino fares.. There are also historical landmarks and structures in the area, and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dennis Emmanuel P
Reviewed 6 September 2019

The Binondo Church was built during Spanish regime. The place is adjacent to Ramada hotel and surounded by streets. They have daily masses attended by old aged women, workers and students before going to their work and schools. The place is clean and orderly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank glo_2r
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Under new Mayor ISKO Moreno (a Youtube star today) there are improvements like 1. no more blocked sidewalks and street occupied by vendors and dregs. 2. Cleaner with less trash. 3. Fewer home rigged transport vehicles operated by wanton and drivers of questionable background. In...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chris r
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

Visiting this place without any knowledge about its history might lead one to notice only the negative sides of it ... the heavy traffic, the confusion everywhere, the narrow and dirty alleys, the stinking "esteros" (canals leading to the Pasig River), the apparent lack of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

Whenever you travel it’s worth checking out the local Chinatown to get a different feel of city. Like most chinatowns around world this one has excellent restaurants and shopping. Plenty of attractions as well

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

Oldest China Town in the world fun to just wander around buy trinkets watch the scenery and stop off and eat great dimsum at President restaurant

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sirkarlmac
Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

We visited the area a day before Chinese new year. As expected heavy traffic and tons of people walking. But with all these chaotic scenarios it was amazing how you can feel the festivities with local residents and local tourists. Lot of amateur/professional photographers roaming...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jameilah M
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

My girlfriend and i stayed in Binondo, we went to chinatown and explored for one day. It was a good time! We ate good food and walked the streets shopping. Being the weekend and nice outside the streets were full. There were people everywhere buying...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Enokido20
Reviewed 16 February 2019

There is a reason why it's called Binondo and not Chinatown: it is because it does not have the flavor of the typical Chinatown you expect to see, so drop expectations! It does have a large welcoming gate to the area but it is massive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Dirty crowded but I really enjoyed my staying in there I settled down on the best fortune hotel in the heart of the oldest Chinatown in the world never encountered anything the staff was very friendly I drank with them and eat the best dumplings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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