Ongpin Street in Manila is the city's very own Chinese hideaway, lined with restaurants and herb shops. The streets are narrow and the traffic is congested, but Ongpin Street continues to draw both foreigners and locals. Visitors will buy anything from pirated CDs, clothing, and purses to delectable snacks, herbal medicines, and other trinkets. Certainly, the place meets all of its tourists' cravings.
It was named after Don Roman Ongpin, a rich Chinese businessman whose unwavering love for his country's independence and the Philippine Revolution gained him enormous admiration and immortality in the hearts of his countrymen.
Turn left from Carriedo Station to Sta Cruz Church. The main entrance to Ongpin Street can be found in front of Sta Cruz Church.
It is an all-year round destination and is open to guests anytime of day,