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Lacson Monument - Chinatown, Manila, Philippines 1. LACSON MONUMENT, Carriedo Street.

In recognition to the outstanding efforts and immense commitment of Mayor Arsenio H. Lacson. Manila's first elected chief executive, the city's mounted the Lacson monument in his honor. Labeled as "Manila's fightigiest mayor", his administration struggled for a clean, honest and efficient city government

Sta. Cruc Church - Chinatown, Manila, Philippines2. STA. CRUZ CHURCH (Church of our Lady of Pilar), Bustos Street

Primarily intended for Parian Chinese converted to Christianity during the colonial period. Sta. Cruz Church as constructed in the early 17th century and was considered as one of the oldest churches built outside the walls of Intramuros. Heavy bombing during WWII however, totally destroyed the original church and from its ruins rose the present church.

Carriedo Fountain - Chinatown, Manila, Philippines3. CARRIEDO FOUNTAIN, Bustos Street

Nestled at the heart of Plaza Sta. Cruz, this architectural landmarks was built to honor "Manila's greatest benefactor", Francisco Carriedo y Pedero, who donated a generous amount for the establishment of the first waterworks system to serve the entire city of Manila.

Arch of Goodwill - Chinatown, Manila, Philippines4. ARCH OF GOODWILL, Ongpin Street

Foremost of the numerous landmarks aground Chinatown, the Arch of Goodwill with its very distinct architecture warmly ushers in visitors from Sta. Cruz rim. Distiguishedly the arch commemorates the centuries old relationship between two cultures, Chinese and Filipino.

Side Street Chapels - Chinatown, Manila, Philippines 5. SIDE STREET CHAPELS, Corner Ongpin & Tomas Mapua Streets

Interestingly and uniquely located along walkways, these unusually tiny chapels are solid examples of syncretism inherent in this Sino-commercial district. Looking more like altars than chapels, they are always attractively dappled with fresh colorful flowers flanked by lighted candles and burning sandalwood incense. For a constantly busy community, they provide for a more practical venue to worship.

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