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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. To visit Chinese Cemetery on your trip to Manila, use our Manila travel itinerary maker.
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  • Be careful not to be fooled by those standing at the entry leading tourists to believe that there is a fee to visit the cemetery. No guide necessary either. Interesting to see the memorials. Many were...  more »
  • The cemetery is amazing and I really enjoyed it. I had planned to take a walking tour from a guide there. The guidebook advised it cost 200-300 PHP (2007) so I expected it would be 400 PHP now. The gu...  more »
  • A kind of Herculaneum, with streets and two-story houses-graves deserted. Calm, but little shading. Pictures, names, snippets of history of the country. Tip: walk out of the station Abad Santos LRT-1 take Rizal, then Aurora and Felix Huertas (entry is at the end of this street). The entries that Filipinos had recommended to me near the R. Papa station were closed.
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  • 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
  • Peaceful place
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