Contact between China and the Philippines goes back several centuries (or millennia, according to some historians). By the ... More
Contact between China and the Philippines goes back several centuries (or millennia, according to some historians). By the 16th century, spurred by the flourishing Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade, tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants had settled in Manila. This museum renders recognition to Chinese contributions to Philippine social, political and cultural life through mixed-media displays. Present-day Chinese-Filipinos call themselves Tsinoys, hence the name of the museum.
Filipinos and foreigners alike can view some of the Philippines' historic and cultural treasures in this Museum of the Filipino
People. Among the many displays here, the galleries devoted to the San Diego galleon merit special mention. Porcelain plates, ...
Erected in 1596, Binondo Church is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the
centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Today the octagonal bell tower ...
The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated
La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take ...