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Address: Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Although we did not get much information about the origin and meaning of this place, we do like its structure and colors. Moreover, it is very clean and well preserved. PHP100... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
kristianawechsler29
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we did not get much information about the origin and meaning of this place, we do like its structure and colors. Moreover, it is very clean and well preserved. PHP100 per van

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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