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Binondo

Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good43%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“popiah” (11 reviews)
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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"popiah"
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"chinese new year"
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"dumplings"
in 6 reviews
"chinese culture"
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"treasure hunt"
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"maki"
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"delicious restaurant"
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"food walk"
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"sights and sounds"
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"eng bee tin"
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"san lorenzo"
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"personal belongings"
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"busy area"
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"food outlets"
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"chinatown"
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"traffic"
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The oldest chinatown in the world and shaped like a dragon. Must visit within binondo area are : -Binondo church -chinese federation center and other association centers. -Eng been tin , holland and polland delicasies for hopia . -BEE tin grocery for dried tapa, peanuts...More

Thank manilabelle
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Apparently, the world's first Chinatown, set-up since the late 1500s. Take a slow walk around, and be mesmerized and intrigued by the sights and sounds you see at Binondo. Also, try the food there, which has an interesting mix of Chinese and Pinoy cooking. The...More

Thank Daniel69Lim
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Come early for good parking space and to avoid the traffic. It's where you'll find the nearby 168, 888 and 999 shopping plazas. Unless you have a list to complete, you'll need a day to see everything in it. If you're by yourself and intend...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

While the diplomatic relationship between the Philippines and China has recently turned sour due to disputes over ownership of some islands in the West Philippine / South China Sea, the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz (better known as the Binondo Church) in one of...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I love to check out the local chinatown in cities I visit. They always show you a different side of city. loved my visit here

Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This place is like walking through a live treasure hunt. You will find worship places, teahouses, quirky chinese drugstores and supermarkets.

Thank frend09
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is mainly a dirty district with Chinese roots, narrow streets, and a bustling commerce that seems to make a living, but how, one doesn't know. Few shops are open to the public here, and the general aspect is dark, dirty and possibly unsafe for...More

Thank danerobb
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Store spaces are now occupied with new tenants and many getting smaller with many operated by genuine Fookienese. Every 2 months there are some changes. And new things to discover.

Thank chris r
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Honestly went here for just for the food. My friend invited me for a food crawl thru the iconic restaurants out here and I was not disappointed. Note though to have patience- it took us TWO HOURS from Taguig to get here and get a...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

if you love eating you should visit this place, many restaurants and jewelry stores hardwares and novelty stores too

Thank wilsono848
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