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Address: Kaisa Heritage Center | Corner Anda and Cabido Streets, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Good special interest museum about Chinese-Filipino culture

If you are in Intramuros, I suggest visiting this museum. It will tell you the story of Chinese people in the Philippines. Exhibits have good English explanations. It is good for... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2017
Calvin C
Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

If you are in Intramuros, I suggest visiting this museum. It will tell you the story of Chinese people in the Philippines. Exhibits have good English explanations. It is good for history lovers.

Thank Calvin C
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Right in the middle of a historical place called Intramuros in Manila. This museum is dedicated to the Chinese heritage in the Philippines. Great full scale exhibits of Chinese beginnings in the Philippines. From being trading partners during the pre -hispanic times, traders and business men during the Hispanic to being business tycoons after WW2. A place where Chinese can... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We entered this museum in a nice light rainy day, so it was our shelter from the rain. Tickets then start watching many statues and wallpaper for the common history among both countries. Third floor is a video show with a famous wallpaper: I am Filipino ... Nice place we enjoyed it.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Learn the life of Filipino- Chinese way back then. The place showcased the influential people, food, things of Filipino- Chinese.

Thank Jeng14
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

It was raining but still there was a man outside the museum handing out leaflets. I went back later and discovered this treasure of a museum. The Chinese community in Manila is prosperous but insecure, a privileged minority. Many times, they keep quiet and get on with their business. Yet, there is much to be proud of in their history... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Hard to beat this immersive museum. It's a must-see again & again every time I visit this part of the world. A reminder to the museum to update some information such as adding the date of death of some people such as Cory Aquino, etc.

Thank Ruby V
Ferndale, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The exhibits are awesome, lifelike and in great details depicting their life, struggles, prosecutions and their profoundly significant contributions to the Philippines' industry, economy, culture, language and more. Very enlightening.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Bahay Tsinoy tells of the Chinese history in the Philippines especially Manila. Their lineage, contribution and the part they play in nation building. The exhibits are very detailed giving a clear picture of the various roles of the Chinese in ancient times. It is also of interest to note that famous people like Jose Rizal, Cardinal Sin, Cory Aquino and... More 

2 Thank JoshShoeString
Baliuag, Philippines
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

I visited the place a long time ago as part of our field trip. I can say that the place is well preserved. You can't take pictures inside.

Thank Mariel G
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

I enjoyed the visit here because of the museum guide, he explained each area of the museum well. You can see how passionate he is with the history :) Being a Filipino-Chinese, I further understood our history here in the Philippines.

Thank Delie C

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