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Bahay Tsinoy

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An interesting intro to the history of the Chinese in the Philippines, but feels a little uneven

The museum presents quite an informative history about little known facts about the Chinese in the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Chinese Filipino history

Lovely museum located in Intramuros that depicts history of Chinese filipinos. Great use of wax... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Kaisa Heritage Center | Corner Anda and Cabido Streets, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The museum presents quite an informative history about little known facts about the Chinese in the Philippines, showing how they have contributed economically, politically and genetically to Manila. In fact, the trivia I learnt while at the museum gave me some unexpected depth to places...More

Thank Lynkster
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum located in Intramuros that depicts history of Chinese filipinos. Great use of wax figures. If in area also check out nearby Casa Manila museum

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Kaisa was established to promote awareness of the Chinese History in the Philippines and the trading also the culture of from early Chinese to present

Thank wilsono848
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Bahay Tsinoy showcased Chinese contribution in the Philippine Life and History. In their display in this museum, helps the visitors trace Chinese influences on the Philippines from the earliest days to the present, The dioramas showcased the pre-Spanish Chinese trading, and the establishment of the...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you are in Intramuros, I suggest visiting this museum. It will tell you the story of Chinese people in the Philippines. Exhibits have good English explanations. It is good for history lovers.

1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Right in the middle of a historical place called Intramuros in Manila. This museum is dedicated to the Chinese heritage in the Philippines. Great full scale exhibits of Chinese beginnings in the Philippines. From being trading partners during the pre -hispanic times, traders and business...More

2  Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We entered this museum in a nice light rainy day, so it was our shelter from the rain. Tickets then start watching many statues and wallpaper for the common history among both countries. Third floor is a video show with a famous wallpaper: I am...More

2  Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Learn the life of Filipino- Chinese way back then. The place showcased the influential people, food, things of Filipino- Chinese.

1  Thank Jeng14
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It was raining but still there was a man outside the museum handing out leaflets. I went back later and discovered this treasure of a museum. The Chinese community in Manila is prosperous but insecure, a privileged minority. Many times, they keep quiet and get...More

4  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to beat this immersive museum. It's a must-see again & again every time I visit this part of the world. A reminder to the museum to update some information such as adding the date of death of some people such as Cory Aquino, etc.

Thank Ruby V
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2 February 2018|
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Entrance fee is P 100 (as of Jan. 2018)