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And it’s conveniently located inside a mall.
Founded by Spanish Governor Luis Perez Dasmariñas in 1594, Binondo was originally meant for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholicism, making it the world’s oldest Chinatown district. From the 1600s onwards it became famous for being the country’s commercial hub and the ...
 
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The story of Binondo is the story of the Chinese-Filipino.
Today, Binondo is famous as the world’s oldest Chinatown: a slice of China outside the mainland. The Binondo area, from the streets of Escolta and Divisoria to the bustle of Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz all the way to Ongpin—and the many who ...