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Address: Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Off the beaten path and worth a visit!

We took a taxi to the Chinese cemetery and walked around for about 30 minutes. This places is something else. Huge wide streets with street signs and crematoriums that look like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
claky
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Perth, Australia
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lots of kids outside the cemetery, need a vehicle to walk around the area since it has ahigh elevation

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Thank ang s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Chinese cemetery last week. Got a taxi from BGC but when we arrived there were no guides to be seen and it was raining so our taxi driver drove us around. As others have said it's an interesting place and well worth a visit. Very strange to see a city of the dead and the living.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We took a taxi to the Chinese cemetery and walked around for about 30 minutes. This places is something else. Huge wide streets with street signs and crematoriums that look like huge houses with toilets and washrooms inside. Not a soul in sight! I called this the suburb of the dead. A truly spooky experience. I felt like I was... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A group of 12 women took a tour of the Chinese Cemetery and ate in Chinatown. It was such a good tour. I learned a lot about the Chinese families.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Opened in 1879 for Chinese who were not allowed into the Catholic cemetery, this cemetery is very interesting to walk through. Many of the structures are large enough to have furniture, running water, and air conditioners! The various architectural styles were fascinating - some even have stained glass windows. Most however look more Chinese in style. Definitely worth at least... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I visited this cemetery because of its uniqueness. The cemetery has the same size with human house. We need to pay PHP100 per van for the entrance fee.

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1 Thank EmiZhan
Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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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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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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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