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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

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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Binondo has a lot of every thing to offer. .bit of green space close to down town china town...In the way of intromuros. Then there is china town traffic and shopping capital... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Binondo has a lot of every thing to offer. .bit of green space close to down town china town...In the way of intromuros. Then there is china town traffic and shopping capital . Lots of restaurants and shopping malls here are cheap. Lots of jerpeneys and tricycles for easy passage through the traffic. The place can be a bit dirty... More 

1 Thank Coryy20
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everything Chinese can be found in Binondo. Restaurants abound but so too are Chinese Herbalists, Jewelry, supermarkets and art.

1 Thank FSRP01
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is very crowded and populated with Chinese community. It's quite dirty BUT this is the place where you can savour really good and authentic Chinese food. When you are in Manila, you have to visit this place at least once.

3 Thank Concierge3725
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

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

Thank Yashwantpandey
Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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

Thank vsteven94
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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 

2 Thank Mark Steven Q
Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

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

1 Thank Fathul F

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