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Colon Street

Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #20 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is the oldest street in Cebu. I would not recommend this place to tourist. It is crowded, filthy and crawling with pick pockets. If you want to see it, I suggest you go with a trusted local and make sure to leave your important belongings in your hotel. The locals call it downtown.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Again sad but this street has seen better now be careful of pickpockets etc around there. Again the street and the building are in decay with the Mall being built interest has been lost in strip shopping. But worth a visit but be warned PICKPOCKETS YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED ------

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are after shopping there are other places around Cebu, however, the place is worth a look but take care if catching jeeps for snatchers, pickpocketers and people cutting pockets and bags as a number of friends have experienced. Dont carry too much cash, valuables, no expensive jeweleries, no S4's and other items you want to kiss goodbye. Put... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You find many things here you wont be able to find in the mall, but do not go at lunch time most store close for lunch, simple roll down the front folding blinds….expect to pay a parking fee usual 20 peso and find a recite on your front window of your car … pay to what they call a enforcer... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

To walk around Colon realizing it's one of the oldest streets in the Philippines and looks quite a bit like it might have looked 75 or so years ago. Good deals around on Fruit, veggies, seafood, clothes, whatever you're looking for. Don't carry too much cash as my GF has been robbed there before but it is generally safe in... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Colon street used to be the uptown street during the early days of Cebu City when it was booming. Now you can find the better shopping centers in SM and Ayala Mall. It is more of a downtown street, with a number of old shops. Although you may find some good bargains from one of those shops in Colon. Just... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

this was our starting point when we went to tops, taoist temple, fort san pedro, magellan's cross and many more. If you're adventurous, then, go here to have your multicab (jeepney in manila)instead of a taxi. Surrounding this street are malls, convenience store, drugstores and many tiangges. At some point while walking here, I felt like I am in recto... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

i had just walked to colon street, trying to decide where to go for dinner, when i noticed there was a lot of activity in the middle of the road as i watched, the stalls of the night market were erected on the street in front of me. decision made - dinner was street food from the night market, and... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

All kinds of people, except those in the high society, will be here. There will be lots of people, so don't dare showing your wallet or mobile phone in plain view. If you have a bag, make sure you hug it in front of you. On the bright side, there are lots of shopping areas here selling various kinds of... More

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Manila Philippines
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41 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Just don't bring any valuables with you when you're passing by this street. One good thing about the street is it's swarming with malls. Within a kilometer radius, i think there are at least 10. A place worth checking but just be cautious.

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