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Address: Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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I think it's called Manila South Cemetery

When you first saw into the cemetery, it looks like a peaceful subdivision, nothing looks like a cemetery. What surprised me the most here is people live here like there isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Khuyen T
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When you first saw into the cemetery, it looks like a peaceful subdivision, nothing looks like a cemetery. What surprised me the most here is people live here like there isn't a cemetery here. You can read more about it here: https://tuongthitukhuyen.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/manila-south-cemetary/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An amazingly quiet and peaceful place away from the throng of the Manila Streets. Large tombs, many with upper floors where family's can visit. Eerie place too in parts. Php donation to enter with a car. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After wandering around for 10 mins we were offered a tour by one of the caretakers for 200p per person. He made a surprisingly excellent tour guide. The cemetery was fascinating and we definitely needed a guide to take us to the interesting tombs. 1 hour was more than enough time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is interesting to see tombs fitted with a table, chairs, kitchen and toilettes but it is not breathe taking. It is recommended to hire a guide who unfortunately does not add a great input to the visit but is necessary to not to be lost. The area where the cemetery is located is around 5 km away from Manilla... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a private burial grounds of chinese who migrated to the philippines, although the stracture dwaign in this place are very beautiful, but please If you do not have a relative buried in this location, please respect this place. This place is not intended for tourist. One can view this location at LRT Abad Santos or LRT R. Papa... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of the most interesting cemeteries I have ever seen! Each family (who can afford it) has a complete little shrine for their loved ones. Most have a small kitchen and a small bathroom for times when the family comes to visit. Some have oil paintings of the departed. Many have small patios with flowers. And the cemetery is not... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Chinese love and respect their departed ones, that they make them feel comfortable even in the after life. This is no ordinary cemetery, this like a first class gated community. Mausoleums are built 2 to 3 story high and the architecture is from modern to traditional Chinese pagoda inspired. They come with kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and air conditioning. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical Historical!!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A must see for a first time tourist. There is some deterioration but it still holds its charm and I remember how the oldies would say stories of their ancestors or how things were during All Saints Day. It was an interesting experience for a fellow tourist friend of mine when I brought him there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

for any oversea Chinese visiting manila, should see the unique culture here.(if u don't mind the taboo). Houses or bungalows built for the pass-away, with tomb in it. Some is so grand, built with marble and stainless steel. It is a rare sight for any countries.

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