Binondo was created by Spanish Governor Luis Pérez Dasmariñas on 1584 for a settlement for the Chinese Immigrants (called Sangleys), with the intentions of converting the Chinese to Catholicism at the initiative of the Spanish Dominican Fathers.

 

The district is known as the birthplace of the Chinese Mestizos, including St. Lorenzo Ruiz, who became the first Filipino saint, and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, a Mestiza de Sangley who was the founder of the congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.

BINONDO ARCH
Old Filipino-Chinese friendship arch
Old Filipino-Chinese friendship arch

The old Filipino-Chinese friendship arc of the oldest Chinatown in the world

El Hogar Building
El Hogar Building

El Hogar, is an early skyscraper in Manila, Philippines. Built in 1914 and located at the corner of Juan Luna Street and Muelle dela Industría in the Binondo district.

New Chinatown Arch
New Chinatown Arch

The world's largest Chinese friendship arch. It stands 63.8 feet high and 74 feet wide, taller than Washington’s 60-foot Chinese friendship arch which was previously the world’s largest.

Old Filipino-Chinese friendship arch
Old Filipino-Chinese friendship arch

The old Filipino-Chinese friendship arc of the oldest Chinatown in the world

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Binondo Police Station

(02) 8244 3080

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS (MANILA)

(02) 8527 2161

BINONDO FIRE STATION

(02) 8354 8980

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YING-YING TEA HOUSE SIOMAI
233-235 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila
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It is of the two major dimsum places in Binondo, and the one that is native to Filipino taste. The place is quite busy, tight, and chaotic. But the siomai is much bigger than you'd find elsewhere, and their hakao is excellent.

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