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Bahay Tsinoy, Cabildo Street, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
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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.


Entrance fee

There is an entrance fee to this museum. Take note it is different for adults and for students.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Bahay Tsinoy established?

The objectives of establishing the Bahay Tsinoy include promoting and shaping the workings of the Tsinoys (Chinse-Pinoy) in the community, and bridging the understanding of the mainstream Philippine society to the Chinese community.

How did Bahay Tsinoy become a well-known cultural site?

The Museum is branded as one of the rarest Chinese Museums in Southeast Asia as it features not only chinese history alone but showcase the Local Chinese-Filipino origin.

What is the main concept of Bahay Tsinoy?

The story telling concept of the museum depicts the order of events by first showing how the chinese came to the country as traders, and later migrated to the Philippines.

What is the main highlight of Bahay Tsinoy?

The culture, heritage and tradition of the Filipinos are depicted in Bahay Tsinoy. It shows the rich history between two nations. There is also a gallery of prints and photographs depicting the old Chinese occupation, as well as a library that contains data and research materials.

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