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A oasis of calm in bustling Manila

I was amazed at the contrast between the hassle, bustle and noise of Manila, then the calm and tranquillity of the Chinese Cemetery. We walked through the deserted streets looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was amazed at the contrast between the hassle, bustle and noise of Manila, then the calm and tranquillity of the Chinese Cemetery. We walked through the deserted streets looking at the mausoleums of the rich and the smaller shrines of the not so wealthy. A great place to wander for an hour. Beware the sun though as there is... More 

Thank Tony T
Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

What a wonderful quiet, still place to escape to from the chaos of Manila. We wandered round the lanes lined with huge mausoleums for a good half hour. The mausoleums are worth seeing although they become very similar the more you see. There were a few workers there who were very pleasant and liked to exchange a few words with... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Be careful not to be fooled by those standing at the entry leading tourists to believe that there is a fee to visit the cemetery. No guide necessary either. Interesting to see the memorials. Many were deserted with what appeared to be squatters.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The cemetery is amazing and I really enjoyed it. I had planned to take a walking tour from a guide there. The guidebook advised it cost 200-300 PHP (2007) so I expected it would be 400 PHP now. The guide asked for 1,200 so I said no way and explored on my own. The graves are bigger than many houses.... More 

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This cemetery is the resting place of the Philippine Taipans. This place considered by others as the place to visit out of curiousity to see the grandest tomb among chinese people in Chinese artistry designs.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

While watching YouTube about the Philippines, I came across a video about the Chinese Cemetery. In the video this cemetery was massive. It was portrayed as very mysterious, scary and intimidating. So of course I had to seek it out. The place was so big that one could not travel by feet alone. I concentrated on just one small section... More 

Thank Andy W
Brisbane Region, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Traffic is chaos getting there but certainly worth a visit if you are into cemetries. Architecture superb.

Thank zadaks
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We have never seen anything like this vast cemetery that resembled a small town with huge monuments to the dead - many of these had locked glass fronts with plenty of room inside for the coffins and an extended family of mourners. There were also monuments to the heroes of WWll with signs in English describing them. We did not... More 

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Denderhoutem, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This cementry is beautiful (if you can call a cementry like this) Chinese are often the bussinesspeople in the Philippines and have a lot of money, so they make of their graves houses or little palaces were they can even stay during special memorials. When you have some spare time, go there!

Thank Yvan820
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most over the top cemetery I have ever see. The wealth here for the dead is a joke. They have people living here to clean and look after the dead. You can get a train there.from the central station it's 7 station away. It's call R.papa station.you will need a few hours. There are company that do... More 

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