Explore the sights and tastes of the oldest Chinatown with this walking tour around Binondo. You will learn about the history of the commercial center while exciting your taste buds with the various Chinese delicacies you will encounter on this tour! Bargain hunters will also enjoy this tour as you will be taken to Divisoria where various goods can be found at rock-bottom prices.
A designated driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the downtown district of Binondo, where you will continue on foot to better experience the numerous vendors and attractions. Founded in 1594 by a Spanish governor named Luis Perez Dasmarinas, Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world and was the center of China’s trade in the city due to its strategic location.
You will get to visit the new Binondo Chinatown Arch which marks the entrance to this historical area. Other famous landmarks in the area include the El Hogar Filipino Building, which is an early skyscraper in Manila, and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz. You will also pass by Ongpin, which is a street lined with gold vendors and is one of the best places to get jewelry in the metro. Of course, visiting Binondo isn’t complete without trying out the local Chinese food such as soup and dumplings.
After lunch, you will continue on to Divisoria, which is a shopper’s paradise. This district is divided into many malls named by number, the most famous being 168. Many trendy and unique items can be found in this mall and it is sold at wholesale prices. After you’ve done your shopping, your driver will take you back to your hotel, maybe with a lot of shopping bags in tow.
Get your stomachs and legs geared up and join us now to embark on this food and shopping trip around Binondo. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.