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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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Nice evening walk

We had an easy commute to and from Cubao, thanks to the LRT. It was a fine evening walk (between 6-8pm), though it would probably wise not to stay late out on the streets. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Reah M
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an easy commute to and from Cubao, thanks to the LRT. It was a fine evening walk (between 6-8pm), though it would probably wise not to stay late out on the streets. It would probably be better to start late afternoon so it is not too hot and you can finish before it is too late.

Thank Reah M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked out Juan Luna Street and See Hua for fine fish net etc. Also explored Divisoria Mall and the shops selling lace at Tabora. wandered down to the older malls next to lucky Chinatown for interesting finds to buy for family and friends.

Thank scs98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Thats the oldest Chinatown in the world. We stayed in Ramada hotel. There where a couple of good chinesse restaurants, feng shui shops, chinese drug stores. But we really enjoyed walking around Divisoria market where there are thousands of shop stalls with everything. People are really nice for western people, everyone was greating us, a lot of smiles. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Binondo has a lot of every thing to offer. .bit of green space close to down town china town...In the way of intromuros. Then there is china town traffic and shopping capital . Lots of restaurants and shopping malls here are cheap. Lots of jerpeneys and tricycles for easy passage through the traffic. The place can be a bit dirty... More 

3 Thank Coryy20
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everything Chinese can be found in Binondo. Restaurants abound but so too are Chinese Herbalists, Jewelry, supermarkets and art.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is very crowded and populated with Chinese community. It's quite dirty BUT this is the place where you can savour really good and authentic Chinese food. When you are in Manila, you have to visit this place at least once.

4 Thank Concierge3725
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I always come here since this is his place of work . I love tagging along with him because Binondo makes one feel vibrant and alive . One can visit the hundreds of Chinese restaurants , souvenir shops , Chinese pharmacy and other business establishments . Name it Binondo has it . Many banks line Ongpin Street... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

One of the oldest China town in world. Over crowded. Narrow lanes and busy market place with lots of traffic.

Thank Yashwantpandey
Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

There's a bazaar nearby. Price quite unreasonable when they know you're a tourist. Department store quite cheap. 2 hours enough to spend here Quite smelly around

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