Tondo Tourism

User:RMCD bot/subject notice The Kingdom of Tondo (Filipino: Kaharian ng Tondo; Baybayin: Pre-Kudlit:ᜎᜓᜐᜓ (Lusu), Post-Kudlit: ᜃᜑᜍᜒᜀᜈ᜔ ᜅ᜔ ᜆᜓᜈᜇᜓ ; Kapampangan: Kaarian ning Tundo; Bikol: Kahadean ini Tundo; Ilocano: Pagarian ti Tondo; Chinese: 東都; pinyin: dōngdū; Malay: Kerajaan Tundun), also referred to as Tundo, Tundun, Tundok, Tung-lio, Lusung, or Ancient Tondo, was a kingdom which was located in the Manila Bay area, specifically north of the Pasig River, on Luzon island. It is one of the settlements mentioned by the Philippines' earliest historical record, the Laguna Copperplate Inscription (900 CE). It stretches its territories from the mouth of the Pasig river to the Kapampangan chiefdoms up to the Southern Luzon southwards to Bicolandia, making it the largest Kingdom that covered the most of Luzon. Originally an Indianized kingdom in the 10th century, Tondo built upon and capitalized on being central to the long-existing ancient regional trading routes throughout the archipelago to include among others, initiating diplomatic and commercial ties with China during the Ming Dynasty. Thus it became an established force in trade throughout Southeast Asia and East Asia. (See Luções). Tondo's regional prominence further culminated during the period of its associated trade and alliance with Brunei's Sultan Bolkiah, when around 1500 its peak age as a thalassocratic force in the northern archipelago was realized. When the Spanish first arrived in Tondo in 1570 and defeated the local rulers in the Manila Bay area in 1591, Tondo came under the administration of Manila (a Spanish fort built on the remains of Kota Seludong), ending its existence as an independent polity. This subjugated Tondo continues to exist today as a district of the city of Manila.


Planning a vacation to Tondo in Philippines? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Tondo is located at a short trip away from Manila a major city in Philippines. Add Manila to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Intramuros, Taal Volcano, Ocean Park. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Tondo.

Tondo is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Tondo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 84.42 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 83.09 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.53 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80.8 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.65 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 77.3 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 71.51 (High)
  • How safe is Tondo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tondo.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.93 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.34 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.25 (High)
    • Car Stealing 55.07 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.24 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.85 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.04 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.93 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tondo is 67.14 (Low)

    • Safety Index 40.57 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 61.23 (High)
    • Pollution Index 91.75 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.39 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.01 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.51 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tondo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.63 USD

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