Information about Bahay Tsinoy
The Bahay Tsinoy is a structure located in the walled city of Intramuros. The house holds
in it a museum called the Kaisa-Angeli King Heritage Center. It shows a collection of
different documents and accounts that tells the history of the ethnic Chinese lives,
struggles and contributions in the country.
The Kaisa Heritage Center also known as the Bahay Tsinoy was established in 1999 by
the Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Incorporated. The museum was a project advocating the
historical and cultural legacy of Chinese Filipinos in the Philippines.
In the museum, guests would see how the Chinese influenced the Filipinos in different
aspects of the Philippine life through statues and mannequins, dioramas portraying the
events the shaped the Filipino-Chinese history, with their culture, workings and language.
The events also cover how the Chinese eventually immersed with the Filipinos, and brought
their families to live in the country. The museum also shows how the Chinese
participated in almost all the events of the Philippines.
How to get there
The museum is located at 2 Anda St. cor. Cabildo St. Intramuros, Manila. Aside from joining an Old Manila tour, it is best to explore this by riding a carriage, tricycle, bamboo bike, or jeepney as it is located in Intramuros.
Best time to visit
It is an all-year round cultural landmark and an indoor attraction as well, which means it can be visited anytime. However, take note of its opening schedule: Tuesday to Sunday, from 1PM to 5PM. It is closed on Mondays.
There is an entrance fee to this museum. Take note it is different for adults and for students.