Metro Manila · Bahay Tsinoy - Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life
Chinese culture has influenced Philippine life long before Spanish colonial rule. The Bahay Tsinoy, Tagalog for "House of the Chinese Filipinos", is dedicated to showcase the crucial role they play in the country's history and present.
Chinese traders have sailed to the Philippine archipelago since the 9th century. They have been an important factor in the Philippine economy ever since. Life-size figures, street scenes, and the replica of a whole household give a detailed impression of life in China Town during the precolonial and colonial period.
The museum also points out the influcence of modern-day Tsinoys in business, politics, art, science, religious and social life. Some of the most important personalities in Philippine history are of (partly) Chinese origin, including José Rizal, Cardinal Sin, and Cory Aquino.
Location & How To Get There
32 Anda Street corner Cabildo Street, Intramuros, Manila City
Tel: (63) 2 527 6083
Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 1 to 5 pm.
Entrance: Adults 100 pesos, Children & Students 60 pesos.