The Tondo district is home to many of the outstanding Chinese schools in Manila. Since Tondo is near Binondo, there are many Chinese-Filipinos in this area, and businesses flourish.
This is a great district for gourmandising due to the many Chinese food stalls and restaurants in this area.
Tondo's written history extends back to the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippines. The Father of the Philippine Independence Movement, Andres Bonifacio, was born here.
Unfortunately, in modern times, it has gained a reputation as a center of urban blight and gang crime.
- Philippine Cultural College, Abad Santos St., . Established in 1923, it is the first and the oldest Chinese-Filipino secondary school in the Philippines. edit
- Chiang Kai Shek College, La Torre St.. edit
- St. Stephen's High School, Masangkay St.. edit
- Hope Christian High School, Benavidez St.. edit
- Uno High School, Mayhaligue St.. edit
- Philippine Academy of Sakya, Masangkay St.. edit
Places of Worship
- Seng Guan Temple, Padre Algue St.. edit
- St. Stephen's Parish Church, Masangkay St.. edit
- San Jose de Trozo Church, Masangkay St.. edit
Divisoria Market, the country's premier, if not the biggest combined wholesale and retail center, as well as the largest spillover ambulant and flea market, is here.
- Tutuban Mall, West Loop Road, C. M. Recto Ave. (From Bambang LRT-1 Station, take a tricycle and ask driver to drop you off at Tutuban Mall). This mall has gained reputation for it being a budget-friendly mall. Just across the mall is the Philippines' own Grand Central Station; the Philippine National Railway Main Station which also has the same name that of the mall. edit
- Tutuban Night Market. edit
- Lan Zhou La Mian, 819 Benavidez cr. Masangkay Street. Famous for its hand-pulled noodles. ₱110-200. edit
- SuZhou Dimsum, Masangkay St.. Famous for its Xiao Long Bao edit
- Shakey's Pizza, Masangkay St.. edit
- Jollibee, Masangkay St.. Philippines number one fast-food chain. ₱50+. edit
- Ha Yuan, Masangkay St.. Famous for its Maki Noodles and Fresh Lumpia ₱100+. edit
- ErSao (二嫂), Abad Santos St.. Serves Taiwanese food ₱50+. edit
- Sizzling Pares, La Torre St.. Typical place where students eat. Serves sizzling Filipino food. ₱50+. edit
- Eat Fresh, Abad Santos St.. Known to be one of the pioneers of Hongkong Style Fried Noodles in the Philippines. First started as a small restaurant in Masangkay St. now has two branches - one in Manila and the other at Quezon City. Serves Hongkong street foods. ₱50+. edit
- Andok's Manok, Masangkay St.. Famous for its fried chicken. ₱50+. edit