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“Bargain stuff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Colon Street

Colon Street
Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #19 of 40 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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“Bargain stuff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Looking for some bargain you can go to this place. It was just a walking distance to where we stay at Robes Pension House. We bought some cheap bags. The place is a bit crowded though.

Visited February 2013
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“It is what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

You're in t third world country in their second largest city, what did you think you were going to encounter? It would be great if the city would spruce the place up a bit, but they are more focused on uptown and other areas of growth and interest.

Sure there are snatchers and pickpockets, that comes with the territory. Just take common precautions and you should be fine. Jeepneys and taxis all over and pedestrians a plenty, that is down town.

Shopping, just learn how to haggle cause they will start high! There is not much in the way of quality but you can find interesting and usefull things if you take your time.

If you wander into Carbon (past USJR) keep your wits about you, but don't go there at night!

Visited November 2012
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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“Great Bargains”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

You need to search and be careful of your things (like most places!). But this is a great place to find souvenir and clothing bargains, in particular. Lots of local crafts cheap. Costume Jewelry necklaces as cheap as 25cents US. Definitely a great place for shopping. Not as fancy as the big shopping malls, but great bargains abound. Worth a look in the day time.

Visited February 2013
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“scary....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

all types of people you will surely meet.. sorry but I'M a pure cebuana but this place was not really maintain well so.. this place is so crowded.. better watch your things well.. :(

Visited January 2013
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“Cebu's former Main Street .”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Colon street used to be the city's main commercial avenue before a modern shopping complex was built uptown sometime in the early '90s. Now the place is dirty, dusty and decrepit. It has become a bargain place where one can hunt cheap goods from china. It is still a very busy street full of people and jeepneys jostle for space on the narrow street. There is a cacophony of sounds from songs blared from loudspeakers in each and every store that line the street.

Visited January 2013
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