Binondo: The Charm of the World’s Oldest Chinatown

There’s no Chinatown like Binondo. Founded in 1594, Binondo is known for being the oldest Chinatown in the world. It has seen Manila change through the years but Binondo still manages to keep its charm. Manila’s infamous historical site and food crawl is fast becoming a residential fascination to many. Not known to many, Binondo is home to many residential developments and opportunities. Here’s why you should keep an eye out on Binondo and consider it as your latest investment haunt.

Melting pot of identities

Everyone is welcome in Binondo. Even though it’s the oldest Chinatown in the world, it’s still a melting pot of identities and culture. Aside from Chinese restaurants and hubs, you can also find Spanish inspired kalesas roaming around the town. People are welcome to practice their culture and fully integrate.

Preserved history


Sometimes, the impersonal architecture of business districts can let you down. By preserving its culture and history, Binondo manages to stay charming and original. The buildings around this area even  follow feng shui advice when they are being positioned. This historical treasure is also improving through constant modernization of its roads and some of its buildings.

Food hub

We all know that when it’s about quality food, Chinatown is the place to be. The only way to get to know Binondo is through eating its finest cuisines. Aside from iconic Chinese restaurants, Binondo also hosts tons of other cuisines from other cultures.

Business center

Business is also one of the highlights of Binondo. Tons of antique and souvenir shops pop out in every corner. There’s also offices for different types of businesses in the area. It’s also just a few kilometers away from Divisoria, the tiange capital of the Philippines.

Gorgeous developments

Above all, the properties located in Binondo are simply stylish and breathtaking. 62 Ongpin Manila Realty Inc.’s Omni Gardens is set to be built in the following years and its stylish elegance is already charming home searchers in Binondo.