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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
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Private Full-Day Cebu and Lapu-Lapu Cultural Tour
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Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach
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Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour
Ranked #5 of 117 things to do in Cebu City
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My teenage daughter and I went around this very well preserved old home which has been owned by a Chinese family and passed down through the generations. The staff make it really interesting and explain the history behind many of the old pieces of furniture - I was fascinated with the birthing chair! Lots of interesting old items like the wooden sink and the original boat used by the family. This isn't a museum, it's a family home which is still lived in by the family on weekends.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Situated right nearby the 1730 Jesuit House and just down the road from the Santa Niño Basilica another unique piece of Cebuano history. All part of a walking tour of the main places to see in Cebu that will take no more than 3 hours on entirety.

4  Thank Greg M
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

as we walk along the busy street of Cebu City we came across this ancestral house before reaching the Basilica and the Magellan's cross. Bizarre in its architecture as it was preserve more than a hundred years old. Things inside it are fragile but a mark and a fact that Sugbuano are very distinct as well when it comes to culture and traditions ^_^

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, you even get an insight into how women used to give birth! Some great photo opportunities that a helpful tour guide will assist with. The family still stay at the house at weekends.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stumbled across the Chinese merchant house whilst walking round Cebu. I was with my wife and her family who are all from Cebu though none of us had heard of it. The place is superb, it looked ordinary from the outside but inside was very spacious, cool and extremely atmospheric, like stepping back in time. As others have commented the guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. Garden is also lovely and relaxing. Hard to believe you are in bustling part of the city. Don't miss this attraction - it will be balm for your soul,

Ian (Manchester, UK)

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