Chinese Cemetery, Manila

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See the final resting place of Chinese citizens buried during the period of Spanish colonization at Chinese Cemetery. As the Chinese people were forbidden from burying their loved ones in Catholic cemeteries during this time, the community had to build their own cemeteries. Wander through the city's second oldest cemetery, which looks like a town, with streets, named walkways, and tombs built to look like homes. Some of the tombs even have air-conditioning, bathrooms, and security guards. Put Chinese Cemetery into our Manila trip maker site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manila.
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  • I visited this graveyard located in the northern outskirts of Manila yesterday morning, entering through the South Gate. The cemetery, although it is not easy or convenient to reach, is certainly worth a visit because the graves are all more or less monumental, real small mausoleums, some of them very old. Mausoleums are fully indulged themselves, while in others there are ladies with wipes that clean and clean up the graves. The cemetery is very sprawling and although quite interesting, after a little stroll amid the tombs become tiring, especially on hot days, which is why you should visit it at 9 when it opens (closes at 15). It is still almost impossible to visit it all. I preferred the individual visit without a guide that explain to me who had died and where, etc. Why not knowing the characters of politics and Chronicle Philippine, I would have seemed unnecessary. Are well ranked by even the side walkways.
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  • Very interesting to see these mausoleums ! Road and roads of them. Worth to see how the chinees love these graves!! Well kept. Very peaceful too!!!?  more »
  • Walked for about a half hour along 'Millionaire's Road', seeing a cemetery taken to another level. It is not just the large size of the various mausoleums but what amenities can be seen. You see fridg...  more »
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  • Went on a private tour visiting the three major cementaries. The Catholic, public and Chinese cementary. Eye opening how well the dead are taken care of in the after life at the Chinese cementary.
  • A unique cemetery not found elsewhere in the Philippines and most probably not even in China. Has become a tourist attraction.
  • Historically important place in the history of the Philippines. Created when the Philippines was a part of Spain as Chinese were not allowed to be buried in Intramuros. Lots of historical figures buried here and grave archetectures are fantastic.
  • Very interesting place. Thousands of people are live there (actually in more comfy conditions than in slum). Here (and in another parts of cemetery) you can find real shops, garages, playgrounds etc. Just be careful that different parts of cemetery (Manila North Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery) are divided by walls, so you should go out and get round by street to get to another part of cemetery.
  • I advise you to visit, it's great! So grand palaces in contrast to the slums of Manila. You need R.Papa Station of LRT1. The entrance to the left of the station if you face the road
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