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Binondo

Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #24 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Binondo area is home to the ethnic Chinese population in the Philippines. It is here where you will find the oldest Chinatown in the world dating back to the 16th century. Long before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers Binondo was already the center of trade and commerce in Manila. Binondo's glorious days started during the time when the Spanish... More 

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Asia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

T. Alonzo , T . Mapua and Soler Streets in the Binondo area are where all the lighting, electrical , hardware , construction , maritime supplies are . My husband and I have been coming here for the past 6 months to look and buy for building supplies. Two weeks ago we went shopping for ceiling lights and chandeliers. Most... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

different kinds of chinese food are available here. Good for solo or group food trips. Authentic chinese stores and as well as Mcdonalds and Starbucks can be found here. Other than the food establishments, there's also a catholic church(Ongpin Church), a park, a school and banks. Will go back here on the 2015 Chinese New year to experience the core... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Was told to go to this Chinese restuarant everyone raved about. When we got there it was packed. The food was good but nothing great. I grew up on Chinese food and was a bit disappointed. To be fair, it was the best meal we had in the Philippines because the baseline standard for food in the Philippines is horrible.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to Chinatown in Binondo with some friends who live in the Intramuros area, and had some of the best chinese food ever ! Can't remember what the name of the restaurant was, but it was very popular, and quite busy, even at the late hour that we were there. My local friends say that there really isn't a bad... More 

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dededo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife enjoyed the shopping, of course and the value but you must have your head on a swivel especially on your valuables and on your purchases. Lots of places to eat, the area needs to be much cleaner. Easy to communicate seems like every with a few exemptions speaks good English just don't expect a very good discount.

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

if you wish to buy any chinese foods or some any peculiar you are looking, or chinese bracelet or lucky charms, binondo is the best place you have to visit. but you have to be very extra careful with your personal belongings. foods also is available and the best cooking restaurant is located also.

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General Trias, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great location for shopping, restaurants, etc. If you are looking for wedding rings there are multitude of shops in this area along with the the main gold market. Make sure you know the quality of gold or other precious metals and stones.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When in Rome...Binondo is the Old Chinatown which has played such an important part in the history of Manila. Not for the faint hearted, but if wandering and just looking is your thing its well worth visiting. Plenty of food on offer with lashings of atmosphere. Seek out a local Chinese Lumpia (Lumpiang Amoy) eatery, you wont be disappointed.( why... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Binondo is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and characteristic district of the city, to get there for people like me staying in Malate need to cross the bridge along the Pasing river, walking along the crowded Chinatown. Binondo is nice but lactating best is undoubtedly the beautiful and old Binondo Church, an attraction not to be missed.

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