The Chinese Cemetery in Manila highlights the belief and practices of the Chinese community that believes in ancestor worship. The tradition amongst them is that if the funeral rites are not done properly might lead to bad charms from the dead family member. On the other hand the spirits can act as guardians if they receive sacrifices in other words the fear of the deceased family member invokes ancestor worship.
The Manila's Chinese Cemetery is nothing but a town of the dead that has streets, houses and many with furniture, hot running water and air conditioners. Every Sunday and on All saints Day (November 1) the Chinese come to honor the dead and is a time for lavish feasts and games where the dead is acknowledged.
In the Chinese Cemetery of Manila
one can locate extravagant mausoleums that are found in the Millionaire's Row and the Little Beverly Hills. Some of the mausoleums might have a cost of more than half a million dollars as a result they needed to be guarded round the clock. On the other hand the exterior wall contains grave- niches or the drawer tombs whose families were not wealthy.
The Chinese cemetery in Manila is impressive and is situated 5 km from the center of Manila. The Manila Chinese Cemetery was founded by the Lim Ong and Tan Quien Sien around 1850. It was founded as a site for those whose last remains could not be brought to the Chinese mainland. On the other hand the Catholic Church also refused to accommodate the dead, as they were not Christians.
The Chinese Cemetery in Manila with its splendid shrines is well connected and one could take a taxi or a Light Rail Transit. One can enter through the southern gate and can engage the caretaker as a guide.