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Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Established in 1594 by the Spaniards as a settlement near Intramuros but across the Pasig River for Catholic Chinese, the current day Chinatown (or Binondo district) was positioned so that colonial rulers could keep a close eye on their migrant subjects. I like the basic,...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went there with a day out in a Jeepy,turned out to be the same as any other china town in the world but this was alot more dirty.people were very friendly and was worth the sort time I spent there.

Thank jonfeaver
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Dirty, crowded, and never felt as unsafe as i did during the time spent there. From the moment my friend and i got out of the taxi, we got nothing but cat calls (as we were 2 american women), men watching and following, children and...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed October 3, 2017

i was born and raised up here and i still lives here up to present the oldest Chinatown in the whole world

Thank wilsono848
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Oldest China town in the world going back over 600 years Nice restaurants markets and shope to buy Fung Shui items

Thank karl m
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you want authentic Chinese food, must visit Chinatown. Place is very crowded and dirty but basically you can find everything from fresh fruits, Chinese deli's, Chinese food. I recommend wearing enclosed shoes or simply running shoes.

Thank Boulangerie22
Reviewed August 31, 2017

There are many shops and restaurants in ChinaTown Manila. I have been to China many times and no place is like China. I walked around ChinaTown to see the different shops and what that they had to offer. I stopped at a traditional Chinese Medicine...More

Thank 51charles
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy roaming here especially when sundays. We always go to masuki chinese restaurant and go to baclaran church after eating here. And the shops, its so chinese haha feels like you were in taiwan

Thank Choyce C
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Was told that it's the oldest China Town outside of China. As expected, streets are narrow, crowded and full of merchants selling everything and willing to negotiate prices. One would ask "why visit China Town when you in Manila" well "Why Not!" Our taxi driver...More

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This place could really get busy and crowded!! Really crowded, so crowded you can literally smell the hair of the person in front of you. There are a lot of vendors on the street, a lot of Chinese merchants and merchandise. You can buy Chinese...More

Thank Pinky A
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Semyon A
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Anna May V | Reviewed this property |
I'd say they are between 9-10 kilometers apart.
April 23, 2017|
Response from chris r | Reviewed this property |
Tea in Manila comes usually prepackaged from abroad. Chinese drugstores in Ongpin, Alonzo, and Salazar and Nueva streets. I get my China tea (leaves) in Chongquing Rd, Taipei city or Zhongshan Rd in Xiamen city. Different... More
Charlene Shane C
January 28, 2017|
Response from chris r | Reviewed this property |
Stores in Divisoria area malls it is possible they stay open up to 11 PM. As long they still have shoppers. Stores in Chinatown area normally closed by 6.30 PM. In mall of upscale areas closing time is 7 PM normally.