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Chinese Cemetery, Manila
(3.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Traffic is chaos getting there but certainly worth a visit if you are into cemetries. Architecture superb. 
  • We have never seen anything like this vast cemetery that resembled a small town with huge monuments to the dead - many of these had locked glass fronts with plenty of room inside for the coffins and a...  more »
  • This cementry is beautiful (if you can call a cementry like this) Chinese are often the bussinesspeople in the Philippines and have a lot of money, so they make of their graves houses or little palace...  more »
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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
  • Pp2