I came here on foot, through the market, and the residential area came to this Chinese cemetery. Looking at the life of the local people at the grassroots level along the way, the environment is a little unsatisfactory, and the surrounding environment is a little bad and smelly. Entering the Chinese cemetery is another scene. There are many houses like resorts that still have some history and momentum everywhere. If you don't know it is a grave in advance, you really think it is a resort. The environment is very good in the local area. It is impossible to imagine such a scene in such a place. The contrast between walking through residential areas and coming here is too great. Living people live in a far less favourable environment than "dead people" live in. What is this concept? It is not difficult to see how wealthy Chinese are locally. In fact, as a Chinese, they are proud of it.
There is a saying in the Philippines - "Having never been to the Overseas Chinese Mountains is equal to having never been to Manila". It is the second oldest cemetery in Manila, Philippines. It is basically a cemetery-themed tourist attraction. This is more difficult to imagine in China, a cemetery has become a scenic spot. But usually there aren't many tourists. There are all kinds of equipments in the Overseas Chinese Yishan, such as living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, TV, telephone and so on. It is said that some descendants simply live here for a long time. Usually, there are special servants and guards who are responsible for cleaning and guarding the cemetery.
Chinese cemeteries, such as villas, air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions and so on, have very large cemeteries, not far from the business district, and across a street from the local residential areas. It seems that the local residents do not shy away from living on the other side of the cemetery.
It is the cemetery of the Chinese living in Manila, facing the direction of the motherland, full of homesickness, hoping that the leaves will come back to their roots. From a distance, it looks more like a high-class residential area, with villa buildings and some rather luxurious pavilions and pavilions. This Chinese apartment is located close to Manila Chinatown. Chinese signs are everywhere on the street. Chaozhou dialect is the most spoken language in my ears.
The Chinese Cemetery was one of the most fascinating surprises on my recent trip to Manila. Although it’s technically a graveyard, it looks like a serene and old Chinese town, with its elaborate Oriental architecture, unique features and impressive mausoleums. In addition, it has a nice landscaping design, making it a perfect stroll on a lazy afternoon in Manila.
Only when we first arrived in Manila did we realize that the cemetery was also a tourist attraction and drunk. Compared with the solemnity of the US military cemetery, the Chinese cemetery has built a flourishing small community, with the exception of being unpopular. Each building has its own characteristics, and the area is not small, some even luxurious, as well as chairs, kitchens and bathrooms.
Chinese cemeteries are still worth visiting. Near Chinatown, however, the gap between the rich and the poor can also be seen from the structure of the cemeteries. If the transit time in Manila is short and it's not recommended, it's at the airport. Safety is important.
There is also a Chinese cemetery in Manila, where Chinese people are buried. They are all facing the motherland. We can feel that we can not bury them in the motherland. From a distance, the cemetery is more like a prosperous community, a high-grade residential area.