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Chinese Cemetery, Manila

(3.6/5 based on 95 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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  • This cemetery is the resting place of the Philippine Taipans. This place considered by others as the place to visit out of curiousity to see the grandest tomb among chinese people in Chinese artistry ...  more »
  • I read the Guide as a place recommended and then I got curious and went there. More than a cemetery is a small town, with lots of streets and monuments within. Instead of the houses there are huge funerary buildings (2-storey houses seem to) that Chinese families have built. A very special and interesting place for half an hour.
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  • While watching YouTube about the Philippines, I came across a video about the Chinese Cemetery. In the video this cemetery was massive. It was portrayed as very mysterious, scary and intimidating. So ...  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
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