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If you want to have big bargains, Chinatown is the place to go. Better leave your luxury bags at home and just carry your wallet inside your pocket. Malls have risen in the past years and parking is a breeze if you arrive in the...More
Chinatown Manila now populated with the genuine Chinese freshly migrated from Fujian, China. With narrow and dangerous sidewalks often occupied by vendors and illegally parked vehicles. A challenge to pedestrians and a NO-No to persons with walking handicap. For a local, tolerating bedlam and chaos...More
--is found in Binondo, Manila, where the Chinese descendants still live and are busy in trade and commerce. The violet firetrucks belong to the owners of hopia Eng Bee Tin as thanksgiving for a thriving business. You will find Delicious, Mañosa and Lido restaurants which...More
Like other Chinatowns, there are lots of restos and shops here where you can find good food and products! Just be mindful of your personal belongings when strolling around the area.
Extra Tip: Best time to visit during the Chinese New Year (around February) to...More
Very good for shopping. Prices are so low. You can buy a fake rolex for 3 dollars.
Alot of different food, also very cheap prices.
Cons: Very busy, much traffic, dirty streets.
Milepole: I got arrested for smoking on the street :)
Though traffic is very congested, get close to the vicinity and walk the alleys and streets to discover the fantastic offers of Chinatown. There are cabs, three wheelers for hire with very affordable fare. Chinese medicine/herbal dispensaries, Chinese medicine doctors, acupuncturists, hair salons, barbers, hardware...More
I would have skipped Chinatown due to the bad reviews but a friend showed me around and I am glad I went. It’s fascinating, food is great and cheap, shops are interesting, it’s definitely worth a visit and it’s not so far away from the...More
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Hi! It's just much safer not to wear jewelry (or simply attention-getting ones) and there's really no point in wearing fancy stuff there. Dress simple and consider something you wouldn't mind sweating in. I using prefer... More
Hi! It's just much safer not to wear jewelry (or simply attention-getting ones) and there's really no point in wearing fancy stuff there. Dress simple and consider something you wouldn't mind sweating in. I using prefer dryfit shirts. Keep your bags in front of you.
We do these practices anywhere on foot, in public transportation, and tight, busy areas. But no need to be so stiff and worried; enjoy the place along with the company of your travel buddies.
Pack light, pack right, and I hope you have fun during your visit!
When I stayed in Chinatown it seems like there was always somethings going on. Mainly, except for bars, things were closed by 10 PM. Other reviewers are right, it does smell there when you are near any of the canals. Nice... More
When I stayed in Chinatown it seems like there was always somethings going on. Mainly, except for bars, things were closed by 10 PM. Other reviewers are right, it does smell there when you are near any of the canals. Nice people though. There are beggars near the tourist areas.