Binondo prime Chinatown can be covered on foot in 2 hours. If you include the San Nicolas and Divisoria areas, then you need at least 5 hours. With more and more Fujian and Cantonese migrants this is...
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao
binondo, the oldest chinatown in the world, iis located in the heart of city of manila. a new arch was build and donated by china in 2015,it is an entry point and gateway to chinatown, the arch is the...
MANILA CHINA TOWN 🧧
The one and only Chinatown in the Philippines. It has been there since the earliest days when the Filipino-Chinese community has gained foothold in the country. Now, many people still come daily. It is specially festive there during the Chinese New Year. 🎆🎇
As early as the 11th century, the Chinese began to move to the Philippines. They first settled in the city of Manila. In the 16th century, they were rushed outside the city by the Spaniards, now on the north bank of the Basga River.
After years of development, the area has begun to expand into a large block with the Chinese-style archway China-Philippines Friendship Gate and the other end of the Goodwill Gate. In the
district, there are four parallel streets, such as Jiezi, Zhouzi, Zhibinbin and Wangbin. There are hundreds of large and small streets and lanes. The shops along the street are old, most of which are opened by Chinese.
These stores include auto parts stores, grocery stores, goldsmith shops, medicinal materials shops, bookstores, as well as shipping and industrial companies, Chinese restaurants, tea houses, shopping malls, medical clinics, banks, and theaters.
The oldest recognized Chinatown, Binondo's Chinese enclave was documented as early as 1594, though it was already a focal point of Chinese trading when Spanish explorers first arrived in 1521. Start at Binondo Church and follow the savory scents of oranges and sweetmeats, lychees and mooncakes. The area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets offers the heart of Chinatown, where you can browse to your heart's content and pick up noodles, yellow Chinese gold, and mysterious remedies for illnesses you may not have known you had. Then stop by the Bahay Tsinoy Museum for a look at the place's rich history.