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Address: Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Tombs built like mansions

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Quezon City, Philippines
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25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Manila Chinese Cemetery used to be an amazing place and merited a feature episode in Ripley's believe it or not. (see my previous review) Sadly thou, the Manila Chinese Cemetery have started to deteriorate due to neglect and the changing times. Apparently, the management was leasing out tomb space for 25 year periods. And there were quite a number... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Did a great walking tour through the Chinese cemetery. Shows the blend of culture and tradition in the Philippines. Who knew you needed a potty and kitchen in your burial quarters : ) take a tour and find out why!

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Manila, Philippines
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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is where you will notice the rich families burial place as compare to those not so well to do in society

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Manila, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The cemetery was full of rich culture and gave a fantastic view to chinese customs in caring for their dead. Definitely rough terrain with mangy dogs roaming around, but if you could look past that, it was an incredible experience. Ensure you go to the right gate - the safest is to use the South entrance which is open every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

It might sound unethical to consider a visit to a cemetery as a sightseeing MUST but the Chinese one in Manila is certainly worthwhile to see. Huge Chinese family graves in sizes such as single house, sometimes two floors, equipped with bathrooms and even a jacuzzi. The cemetery has such an extent in size with thousands of graves that you... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The architectural design was good but the surrounding is not safe. their are illegal settlers besides and outside the cemetery, the traffic is always moderate to heavy. Residents near the cemetery made the gate of the cemetery a garbage place. they only clean it in preparation for the All saints day

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