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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
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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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Binondo is Chinese Community

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Naga, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Catbalogan, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 😁

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Ty N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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.

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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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