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Chinese Cemetery, Manila

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Cemetery
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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  • Either with a guide or going as a group, this cemetery has an intriguing array of burial plots - from grand and elaborate 'homes' to humbler dwellings; some of these places also have guardians who kee...  more »
  • I was amazed at the contrast between the hassle, bustle and noise of Manila, then the calm and tranquillity of the Chinese Cemetery. We walked through the deserted streets looking at the mausoleums of...  more »
  • What a wonderful quiet, still place to escape to from the chaos of Manila. We wandered round the lanes lined with huge mausoleums for a good half hour. The mausoleums are worth seeing although they be...  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
  • Peaceful place