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The Ultimate Binondo Must-Do List this Chinese New Year

MANILA, Philippines – With the Lunar New Year celebrations about to kick in, it’s no surprise that everyone’s in a festive mood. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, a daytrip to Binondo is a popular activity to get a taste and feel of this cultural tradition. Ask anyone who’s been there and they’ll tell you that the best way to enjoy what this place has to offer is exploring on foot. Fortunately, leading walking brand Skechers has the ideal pair for you to scour Chinatown’s best finds!
Known for creating shoes that offer all-day comfort through effortless walking, Skechers GOWalk is hailed as the #1 walking shoe in the USA. It’s designed with innovative comfort technology to consistently deliver maximum comfort whether you’re rushing around the metro, traveling, or simply going about your daily routine.
With the right footwear to take you around the streets of Binondo, just pick a date to find the must-visit spots for a CNY crawl we listed below!

Chinatown Eats

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GOWalk Revolution Ultra - Black Gray (P4295) & Revolution Ultra Black Multi (P4195)
A Binondo crawl will not be complete without an epic food trip. Enjoy fresh baked pastries like hopia and bring home a variety of snacks from the iconic Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli. Right beside it is the 70 year old ChuanKee Chinese turo-turo which will satisfy your tastebuds and fill your tummy at the same time. A few of the most famous specialty establishments include Masuki for mami and siopao, Sincerity for fried chicken and  New Po Heng Lumpia House for, you guessed it—lumpia! Walk while eating your way through binondo for maximum convenience and to burn those calories!

Charms, Good Luck and Prosperity

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Up-Down: GOWalk Evolution Ultra Rapids - Mauve (P3590) and GOWalk Evolution Ultra Rapids - Charcoal Black (P3695)
Whether or not you believe in charms or fengshui, it’s always an interesting and sensory experience to walk through and visit the rows of stores selling lucky charms and Feng Shui related items along Ongpin street. From golden buddhas, to small knots and lanterns, to the Maneki-Neki lucky cats which never tires of waving in customers and good fortune, you’ll find them all here!

Historical and Picturesque Photo Spots

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GOWalk Revolution Ultra - Black Multi (P4195) and GOWalk Revolution Ultra - Black Gray (P4295)
One of the most historic and representative landmarks of Chinatown is the Filipino–Chinese Friendship Arch. Don’t miss out a quick photo opp at this famous site to remember your visit. This arch towers at an impressive 63 feet, making it the tallest Chinatown arc in the world. Designed with 3 pagodas and decorated with traditional Chinese symbols, its as authentic as you can get!

Spiritual and Cultural Icon

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GOWalk Evolution Ultra Rapids - Charcoal Black (P3695)
The Minor Basilica of St Lorenzo Ruiz or commonly referred to as Binondo Church is a popular destination among locals and tourists, alike. Its classic facade and spacious plaza at its front makes it a go-to meet-up place for friends and families. You’ll meet lots of people taking selfies outside, so be sure to bring your trusty monopod to capture the church’s splendid architecture.

Meet up and Chill at the Mall

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L-R: GOWalk Revolution Ultra - Black Multi (P4195) and GOWalk Revolution Ultra - Black Gray (P4295)
For a breather and some cool airconditioning away from the overload of Binondo’s sights and sounds, you can head to a comfortable shopping mall. Lucky Chinatown located at the heart of Reina Regente Street and De La Reina Street, is one that is strategically located and is fully decked out with Lunar New Year decorations and special events! You can also make this your first stop as a convenient meeting spot. You can also head to the Skechers store to try on and purchase a pair of GOwalks, ideally before starting your tour, or afterwards to treat your tired feet!
Headlining the new generation of innovative walking footwear form Skechers are the GOwalk Evolution and GOwalk Revolution, the newest releases from the GOWalk line. Both shoes sport the lightweight ULTRA GO cushioning and the Air-Cooled Goga Mat insole on the inside for comfort. The outsole is designed with the Ultra Pillars that respond instantly to each step. The GOwalk Evolution looks and feels like the iconic GOwalk silhouettes while the GOwalk Revolution features a sleek and trendy, high-apex upper for snug, sock-like fit.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your daytrip to Chinatown this new year season and don’t forget to gear up with the comfiest footwear while you’re at it!

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