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Chinese Cemetery

Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Aurora Boulevard, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 keep the 'homes' tidy and clean. Check the buildings that...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

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 the rich and the smaller shrines of the not so wealthy....More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 become very similar the more you see. There were a...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

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 deserted with what appeared to be squatters.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

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 guide asked for 1,200 so I...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 designs.

Thank tolentinomaldex
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 of course I had to seek it out. The place was so big...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Traffic is chaos getting there but certainly worth a visit if you are into cemetries. Architecture superb.

Thank zadaks
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

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 an extended family of mourners. There were also...More

1  Thank Catsanastasia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 palaces were they can even stay during special memorials. When...More

Thank Yvan820
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Ralph V
Are there any tour guide other than Old Manila Walks?
13 November 2016|
Response from barry h | Reviewed this property |
When you get there. There are sometimes people want to be your guide. Or you can walk around your self. And sometimes there are bikes you can hire to. But the day we went we just walk around for a few hours. If it's hot... More