The Big Binondo Food Wok!

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Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world was established in 1594 by the Spaniards as the settlement near Intramuros. It is a vibrant district for Chinese trade and commerce. Take a glimpse into the rich and diverse history of the Chinoy culture and wander through the intimate alleys of Binondo where this 400 year old neighborhood offers Tsinoy treats. 

Trip Trivia: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, who was born of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother was trained in Binondo Church. He is the first Filipino saint canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1987. 

  • Guided half-day tour to be carried out in either Filipino, English or combination of both.
  • Tasting menu includes meats, nuts, dairy & seafood

Important Reminders:

  • Please specify if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Tour is 40% outdoor and 60% indoor. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a hat or umbrella.
  • Leisurely paced. Senior-friendly.

Meet Up

  • Local guide will meet you inside the lobby of Binondo Church (also known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz).
    Address: Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, 1006 Metro Manila
  • Best to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of tour.

Route:

  • Binondo Church (Basilica de San Lorenzo Ruiz) 
    This church was founded by Dominican priest in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to
    Christianity. The original building was destroyed in 1762 by British bombardment. A new granite church
    was completed on the same site in 1852 however, it was greatly damaged during the second world war
    with only the western facade and the octagonal belfry surviving.
     
  • Ongpin Street 
    The enclave of Chinese culture and commerce, filled with local specialty restaurants and shops.
     
  • Carvajal Alley Market 
    A narrow yet unassuming alley is a Food Haven with intimate Chinese restaurants, Deli's and drugstores offering the best deals.

Similar tour:
You can mix and match this tour with Insta  Intramuros.

Important Reminders:

  • The walk is 100% outdoor.
  • Leisurely paced. Senior doable.
  • Wear comfy shoes. Bring a hat/umbrella

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  • Binondo Church (Basilica de San Lorenzo Ruiz)
  • Ongpin Street
  • Local specialty restaurants and shops
  • Carvajal Alley Market

Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world was established in 1594 by the Spaniards as the settlement near Intramuros. It is a vibrant district for Chinese trade and commerce. Take a glimpse into the rich and diverse history of the Chinoy culture and wander through the intimate alleys of Binondo where this 400 year old neighborhood offers Tsinoy treats. 

Trip Trivia: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, who was born of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother was trained in Binondo Church. He is the first Filipino saint canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1987. 

  • Guided half-day tour to be carried out in either Filipino, English or combination of both.
  • Tasting menu includes meats, nuts, dairy & seafood

Important Reminders:

  • Please specify if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Tour is 40% outdoor and 60% indoor. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a hat or umbrella.
  • Leisurely paced. Senior-friendly.

Meet Up

  • Local guide will meet you inside the lobby of Binondo Church (also known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz).
    Address: Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, 1006 Metro Manila
  • Best to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of tour.

Route:

  • Binondo Church (Basilica de San Lorenzo Ruiz) 
    This church was founded by Dominican priest in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to
    Christianity. The original building was destroyed in 1762 by British bombardment. A new granite church
    was completed on the same site in 1852 however, it was greatly damaged during the second world war
    with only the western facade and the octagonal belfry surviving.
     
  • Ongpin Street 
    The enclave of Chinese culture and commerce, filled with local specialty restaurants and shops.
     
  • Carvajal Alley Market 
    A narrow yet unassuming alley is a Food Haven with intimate Chinese restaurants, Deli's and drugstores offering the best deals.

Similar tour:
You can mix and match this tour with Insta  Intramuros.

Important Reminders:

  • The walk is 100% outdoor.
  • Leisurely paced. Senior doable.
  • Wear comfy shoes. Bring a hat/umbrella

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