No matter what time you go to Chinatown in Manila, be prepared for chaos and a crazy day. There are people everywhere. If you love the crowd and the market shopping, Chinatown is the place to go. Here you will find plenty of shopping for jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, and anything you want to find in Manila. There are fresh fish markets you can buy from and just about everything.
You will see plenty of vendors, people giving rides on tricycles, homeless people, and even beggars. Careful giving to the beggars because once one person sees you give, you will have many more come to you. It is best to fill your pockets with change and give the change away.