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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  • A huge cemetery with tombs, which have two floors, running water and air conditioning. The cemetery is divided into several parts, to the North are advised not to enter without an escort by the police. It was sekuritak to the entrance gate.
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  • I was looking forward to it. Many years ago I wanted to go here. Now it finally worked. And then: what a disappointment. No other visitors. At the entrance, there was a guide, which only reluctantly looked up from his mobile phone. I did not give out 1200 pesos for 1 hour. Absurd! So I went on the way. Everything seems abandoned, lifeless, Loveless, drab and somehow boring. The wind drives produced a plastic bag before him. Apocalyptic mood. The graves seem cold and often unkempt. Maybe my expectation and anticipation were too big. I'm on the way to the North Cemetery...
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  • Our guide told us that during Spanish colonial occupation, those of Chinese heritage were not allowed to be buried in a Catholic cemetery. One thing that makes this cemetery unique is the fact that so...  more »
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  • 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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