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Address: Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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I have been to a lot of places, also some cemetaries like Recoleta in Buenos Aires and Pere Lachaise in Paris, but this one beats both. Tombs bigger than houses, real two way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tigerwoods100
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of places, also some cemetaries like Recoleta in Buenos Aires and Pere Lachaise in Paris, but this one beats both. Tombs bigger than houses, real two way streets on the grounds, fascinating. Take a bike to go, spend an hour and tell your friends about it.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chinese Cemetery is one of the oldest (and grandest) cemeteries in Manila. It was built during the Spanish Colonial era so that the Chinese immigrants can have a special place where they can freely express themselves and their heritage. This can be greatly seen with the beautiful and intricate architectures of the burial homes of their dearly departed ones.... More 

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Thank Dani L
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Best time to go there is on Sundays when there is less traffic and travel time. And when there are also visiting relatives. Hiring a professional guide to do a 1 hour tour is a good idea. To be paid for his services as a licensed experience guide at 25 dollars per hour is okay. Between 900 hrs and 1200... More 

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London
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place is worth a visit if you have a spare couple of hours in Manila. It is absolutely huge and when we visited it was very quiet. I really can't convey how big this place is, it goes on and on. The graves are like small houses and a lot of them have a flushing loo and kitchen! If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Well worth a visit, only a few MRT stops north of Ermita/Malate. Take a guide with you if one offers their services at the gate; they can also get you inside some of the tombs. The most fascinating thing for me, apart from the size of the tombs, was the juxtaposition of Buddha and Jesus, the perfect example of the... More 

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Thank Graham A
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Neither here nor there really. Spectacular graves but really makes you wonder and think if you put it in perspective with the slum quarters of Manila, with all due respect. Even so, recommend to visit but don't expect too much of it. It is what it is; a graveyard.

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Hinton, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great place to spend a half day or more visiting. No 'guide' is required, but for the small fee they ask they add a LOT to the tour. Be sure to ask about the original importer of Honda to the Philippines, and about his two wives.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Sydney, Australia
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179 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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