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Address: Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything...

The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.

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Private Binondo Chinatown Food Tour

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Binondo Food Trip = The Best

There are a lot of restaurants in Binondo that you should try.WE book our food trip tour from Tralulu. Andrew is our guide and I find him very knowledgeable about the place. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
Mark Steven Q

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Asia
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I always come here since this is his place of work . I love tagging along with him because Binondo makes one feel vibrant and alive . One can visit the hundreds of Chinese restaurants , souvenir shops , Chinese pharmacy and other business establishments . Name it Binondo has it . Many banks line Ongpin Street... More 

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Thank Porter120
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

One of the oldest China town in world. Over crowded. Narrow lanes and busy market place with lots of traffic.

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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

There's a bazaar nearby. Price quite unreasonable when they know you're a tourist. Department store quite cheap. 2 hours enough to spend here Quite smelly around

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Cool shopping spots, exotic food trip to the hearts desire, history, chinese culture, chinese temples and tradition

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

There are a lot of restaurants in Binondo that you should try.WE book our food trip tour from Tralulu. Andrew is our guide and I find him very knowledgeable about the place. We have 5 stations in total from appetizers all the way to desserts. I love the history of binondo and the food that they offer there! :D It's... More 

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Thank Mark Steven Q
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Just north of Intramuros across the river Pasig is Manila's Chinatown. It says that it was founded at the end of the 16th century by the then Spanish Governor. Anything historical though is not to be found here anymore. I came by taxi from Intramuros and then walked back. My start was at the rather small Goodwill Arch, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

surely this is the oldest chinatown in the world. there is a beautiful binondo church. but i've been to a better chinatown.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

It wasn´t the chinatown I was hoping for, but still a nice place to visit if you like the pulse in an asian city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Despite being one of the oldest (if not the oldest) and largest chinatowns worldwide, there are no thrills in Binondo. A lot of small shops, mostly selling food, and restaurants. These are well worth visiting since you will be able to taste a lot of real, honest food and a perfect mix of Filipino and Chinese cuisine. Do it on... More 

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Binondo is the landmark where Catholic Filipinos met the business-minded Chinese since the 1700's -- or even much earlier. The Binondo district still has the old-town feel with the Binondo Church at the center of the commercial district that borders Divisoria. Foreign travelers will notice the ambiance of old Chinatown as it really is. Take a side trip to the... More 

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