Binondo

Binondo, Manila: Address, Phone Number, Binondo Reviews: 4/5

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The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.
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Ron
Taguig City, Philippines4,334 contributions
Chinese New Year Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Went here for the Chinese Newyear Tour
The place is always colorful, lots of chinese tradition going on, watched parade, did a food trip experience, stayed in a hotel nearby, had a walk at night, watched people, stroll around.
Basically i enjoyed the food trip more than the tour hahaha.. But binondo is really beautiful place to explore and satisfy ur hunger.
I suggest to go there in a regular day to avoid crowd and enjoy eating in the "must try" restos
Written 27 April 2020
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HaveFoodyWillTravel
Vancouver, Canada1,148 contributions
The oldest Chinatown outside of China.
Dec 2019 • Couples
Bigger than Vancouver Chinatown, it still is fascinating to see stores, restaurants and people speaking the Chiuchow dialect.

The best part of Chinatown was the food like Ying Yings and the delicious Ube Cake Shop. Definitely would recommend to see how the Manila Chinese Filipino live.
Written 21 December 2019
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NDGM90
Lutherville Timonium, MD565 contributions
The old Manila
Sep 2019
This is one of the earliest settlements and center of trade in Manila going all the way back to the Spanish era. The oldest Chinatown in the world is located here and continues to be a testament to the welcoming attitude of the Filipinos. The place can be confusing and can be little bit crazy. The calezas (horse-drawn carriages) can be seen in the busy streets alongside jeepneys, private cars, delivery trucks, taxis, tricycles and the food carts and vendors.
Written 21 November 2019
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Louie
Pasay, Philippines15 contributions
The Big Binondo Wok Tour
Oct 2019
About 3.5 hours walking tour of Manila (Chinatown) historical insights with food stops at various eateries in Chinatown. It allows you to taste authentic Chinese cuisines like fresh lumpia (spring rolls), empanada, tofu, noodles, pickled food, oyster omelette, chicken and quekiam in three Chinese restaurants. Last stop is a Chinese delicacy store offering desserts and comfort food. A great experience.
Written 23 October 2019
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Dennis Emmanuel P
18 contributions
Oldest Chinatown
Sep 2019
Binondo is situated where the oldest Chinatown in the world is located. A bustling place, it offers lots of shops - most notably places to eat that offer really delicious Chinese and Filipino fares.. There are also historical landmarks and structures in the area, and I dare say that Binondo was the first business district of the Philippines. It is also located near the Escolta, which was once the Philippine equivalent of 5th Avenue of NY before the 2nd WW.
Written 10 October 2019
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Gloria Raut
Davao City10 contributions
Attendance to early mass.
Oct 2018
The Binondo Church was built during Spanish regime. The place is adjacent to Ramada hotel and surounded by streets. They have daily masses attended by old aged women, workers and students before going to their work and schools. The place is clean and orderly.
Written 6 September 2019
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c devera
San Andres, Philippines130 contributions
Binondo and nearby August 2019
Aug 2019
Under new Mayor ISKO Moreno (a Youtube star today) there are improvements like 1. no more blocked sidewalks and street occupied by vendors and dregs. 2. Cleaner with less trash. 3. Fewer home rigged transport vehicles operated by wanton and drivers of questionable background.

In this ARRANQUE area, premium quality fresh vegetables are sold at 30% higher than prices in prime supermarkets. And a short 500 meter ride on a cramped 3 wheeler, the fare was $1.00 a rip-off even at $.40.
It took me only 10 minutes on foot.
Written 19 August 2019
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines5,900 contributions
There's much more to it than what meets the eye
May 2019 • Friends
Visiting this place without any knowledge about its history might lead one to notice only the negative sides of it ... the heavy traffic, the confusion everywhere, the narrow and dirty alleys, the stinking "esteros" (canals leading to the Pasig River), the apparent lack of urban planning, and so forth. But there's much more to Binondo than all these. It's the oldest Chinatown in the world; it's got shops of all sorts where you can find almost everything you need at the lowest price, a truly shoppers' paradise; it's where you can eat your heart out in countless eateries; it's got some of the city's ... better yet, the country's historical landmarks and structures; it's a thriving center of Filipino and Chinese cultures combined; etc. A visit to Binondo also gives you a chance to fully immerse yourself in Manila's busy daily life.
Written 2 June 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,982 contributions
Different feel to Manila
Apr 2019
Whenever you travel it’s worth checking out the local Chinatown to get a different feel of city. Like most chinatowns around world this one has excellent restaurants and shopping. Plenty of attractions as well
Written 5 April 2019
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karl mac
Makati, Philippines797 contributions
Oldest China town in the world
Feb 2019 • Friends
Oldest China Town in the world fun to just wander around buy trinkets watch the scenery and stop off and eat great dimsum at President restaurant
Written 19 March 2019
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