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Nice old buildings

We only passed through this area on our way to the airport. I was quite impressed by the old... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
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Unique Heritage

Chinatown is more like a foodie place to me. Here, you can locate some of the best Chinese and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Manila, Philippines
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7 Jan 2018
“Nice old buildings”
22 Jan 2018
“Interesting piece of history”
Padang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Padang's Chinatown consists of a lot of rundown and in some cases deserted buildings from the Dutch era. Worth a short visit but little more. That said, the relatively new Chinese/Confucianist Temple is worth seeing.

Thank Trup
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We only passed through this area on our way to the airport. I was quite impressed by the old heritage buildings, too bad many were abandoned and not well maintained. Architecture and heritage building enthusiasts/ photographers would surely love to take a stroll or take...More

2  Thank RRajasa
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Place is just one Street and most of the places weren't open at 8pm. One museum type place was okay but small. Also the gate looked nice at evening.

1  Thank Heikki V
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Chinatown is more like a foodie place to me. Here, you can locate some of the best Chinese and Indonesian food. There are also a couple of very nice cafes located here. A lot of the buildings here in Chinatown are actually heritage buildings but...More

Thank Concierge3725
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not really of a China Town but there are a couple of heritage buildings that are pretty well-preserved, confirming the presence of Chinese community in this part of the town. Nevertheless, around the "China Town" area, there are ample of good eateries. You can satisfy...More

Thank MadmanAdventure
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You can enjoy the best oxtail soup here. The meat is so tender and the soup is delicious.As told by the owner,the oxtail will be cooked 3 times before being serve with rice. Dont miss it!!

Thank UncK1
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Encompassing only a few streets the old town of Padang is identical with its China town. The 2009 earthquake and the decades before did a lot of damage. You can discover it best on foot or by motorbike. I loved the Jl Batang Arau. It's...More

Thank alidaszabo
Reviewed 13 October 2016

this little town have so many cuisine, you can get an ice of King Fruits. In the morning you can find a local market which sell so many local cuisine too

Thank Nio0502
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I dont know its a tradition or what, actually in Padang they sell a lot of street drinks, one of them are KOPMIL or kopi milo or ( Coffee mix with milo ice ) and a lot of stall around China Town or the citizen...More

Thank Nadia A
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The landmark of Padang China Town is a Chinese Temple. It is located near Pondok, a famous place for food, shops and hotels. The place is not so big but clean and organized. Padang Food and Chinese Food are very well known. So Padang Food...More

Thank Darnel-HDI
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