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Address: Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great place for cheap shopping, try the vegetarian restaurant!

A fun experience in Manila. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and get ready to walk a lot. We had a cheap but super filling all-vegetarian lunch in New Quan Yin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
anagon03
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Muntinlupa, Philippines

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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

get ready for some walkathons if you want to enjoy Binondo. Though very much accessible by public transport, some areas are just too crowded (or should i say occupied with vendors) that it is best to go around by foot. If you're a foodie and loves chinese food, this is a haven. If you're into feng shui, this is also... More 

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Thank Angela M
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun experience in Manila. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and get ready to walk a lot. We had a cheap but super filling all-vegetarian lunch in New Quan Yin Chai Vegetarian restaurant. The "barbecue" is unforgettable, I finished 2.5 sticks. We also bought frozen vegetarian hotdogs, siopao, and siomai for take home. Then we walked around... More 

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Thank anagon03
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of manilas oldest neighborhood. You can find Manila's longest standing Chinese restaurants here and authentic cantonese food. Really good dimsum place!

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Thank WinonaSan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its located the old structure . and you can ride the old transfo of philippines called KALESA, and you guys much try,There are shops there that we love to shop for feng shui stuff. Good price if you know how to bargain.

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Thank lynpool
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were here for Chinese new year in February 2015 and it was unbelievable! It was hard to figure out what was going on in advance, but on the day itself it was quite obvious, the whole of binondo was crammed with chinese dragons and dancing lions, the lions visited different shops and businesses for good luck, setting off lots... More 

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Thank howlinc
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is an imposing structure. I had to go around the plaza for a good perspective. Unfortunately, the many and intricate mess of electric wires marred the view, and I am not one into photoshops to take away the unintemded distraction.

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Thank Angelito P
Rowland Heights, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Our third time to visit this place. We love coming to this place despite the traffic and too many people. We love the El Preidente Chinese restaurant there because of the good food but not the customer service. There are shops there that we love to shop for feng shui stuff. Good price if you know how to bargain.

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Makati, Philippines
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Binondo is a very good place if you want to sense the Chinese influence in the Philippines. Being the 1st chinatown in the world, one really can see from the buildings around that they all have the touch of Chinese words or sculptures. If you're coming from Intramuros, the bridge after intramuros works as the divider between the "Filipino world"... More 

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Thank JPodung_25
Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's best to walk around Binondo on Sundays (less traffic) and near Chinese Lunar New Year (with so many red lantern decorations). You can see so many Chinese people all over the place and its Chinese environment anywhere you go. There are so many restaurants for those who like food trips especially along Ongpin St. It's great to go to... More 

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Thank Mercy888
Cebu City, Philippines
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89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

this is supposed to be the oldest established chinatown in the world. a lot of the shops and shoppers are filipino-chinese. local restaurant options are vast and varied, you just need to be brave enough to step in and take a seat. a lot of the good ones don't have any looks to prove how good the food can be.... More 

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