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About Manila

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. New and old are interwoven with each other in this city which integrates eastern and western culture. Because it was once ruled by Spain, this place has quite the southwestern European atmosphere. Manila has a forest of skyscrapers. Its many streets and churches hold a hundred years of history, as well as gardens, alleys and byways full of blooming flowers. Downtown Manila is an excellent place to appreciate the city’s Spanish style. The Manila Cathedral, or Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, San Augustin Church and the Casa Manila museum are all located in the city. You can take a horse-drawn carriage tour around to visit them. Manila Bay, especially the waterfront Roxas Boulevard, is a beautiful place from which to watch the sunset. You also visit some places in the suburban outskirts of Manila, such as Tagatai to hike up the volcano or Pagsanjan to take part in exciting activities like rafting.

Popular Attractions in Manila

Manila Cathedral
4.4/5
530 Reviews
Church
A true merging of traditional Catholic architecture, modern influences and Philippine culture, the Manila Cathedral in Manila, Philippines, offers a melting pot of faith and art. The current cathedral was erected in 1958 in the same spot as once stood the original church, decimated during the Philippine Battle of Liberation in 1945. The cathedral was created by world renown architect Fernando Ocampo, and, though it encapsulates many of the original's qualities, the church also displays many modern influences. Once inside, you discover that the heart of it is quite majestic in it's Philippine nature, making the Manila Cathedral a must see.
Intramuros
4.4/5
287 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
Located on the banks of the Pasig River, Intramuros is the old site of Manila and the ancient city district of Manila. The city is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls with 7 gates. There are the governor's residence and 12 churches in the city. You can experience the city by taking an ancient carriage shuttle on the streets. Here you will enjoy the elegance of Spain as it preserves the architectural features of ancient times. There are many attractions to visit, including Manila Cathedral, Casa Manila Museum, St. Augustine Church, Santiago Castle and many more.
Chinatown
4/5
201 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
The oldest recognized Chinatown, Binondo's Chinese enclave was documented as early as 1594, though it was already a focal point of Chinese trading when Spanish explorers first arrived in 1521. Start at Binondo Church and follow the savory scents of oranges and sweetmeats, lychees and mooncakes. The area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets offers the heart of Chinatown, where you can browse to your heart's content and pick up noodles, yellow Chinese gold, and mysterious remedies for illnesses you may not have known you had. Then stop by the Bahay Tsinoy Museum for a look at the place's rich history.
San Agustin Church
4.5/5
275 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Church
Founded in 1571, St. Augustine Church is an ancient stone church in the Philippines and is listed as a World Heritage Site as a representative of the Baroque Church. The church is located in the city of the city and is a symbol of the history of the Philippines. The early church was built with bamboo, coconut leaves and mud, and was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1599 and changed into stone building. The reliefs in the church are meticulously realistic, with precious religious paintings; the stained glass refracts the sun and sets off the nobleness of the church. The choir on the top of the church overlooks the church.

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Siargao Island Hopping
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Travelogue

The Philippines: A Country of a Thousand Islands
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Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
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Trip Moments

kikiwiwi see the world   
The Philippines is not only the island, but Manila variety of entertainment and nightlife same people also hooked! The bar is different from the country, not only full of personality, and the price is affordable, OKADA's Cove Manila is one of the leaders, do not miss to Manila.
Posted: 14 Apr 2019
My_Travel_Vest   
St. Augustine Church in Manila, the Philippines in World War II, this is the only preserved church can be seen from 1500 years ago until today all buried here pastor, and some religious objects, even in a room where the window glass shell is doing to Manila must come to feel.
Posted: 10 Dec 2018
timetrees   
Rizal Park is located in the center of Manilla next to Roxas Boulevard, facing Manilla bay. There is a large fountain in the middle of the park, and is a treasured place for rest for the people of Manilla. The scale of the park is large, the scenery elegant, and is covered with shade-giving trees, with an aroma perceptible to all. At dusk the sparkling surface of the sea reflects the shadows of the swaying shoreline coconut palms, just like a painting brimming with picturesque charm. In the center of Rizal Park there are 3 large flower gardens, which are specifically dedicated to Chinese, Italian, and Japanese flowers and plants. There is a unique rock garden inside the park, along with beautiful a fountain and waterfall. Hardly a day goes by without an open-air concert which adds to the appeal of Rizal Park.
Posted: 21 Dec 2018
lilith991   
Manila is a city with a long history. It is the basis of Indian civilization, Chinese civilization, and the ancient civilizations of Central Asia on the integration of Spain, the United States of Western civilization, the formation of East meets West culture. In 1571, Spanish colonists Ligai Si ratio from Manila landed, invaded and occupied the Philippines, then in the south bank of the Pasig River in Manila's downtown and build a castle fort. Since then, and it became a Spanish colonial capital of the authorities. Famous Sunset Strip Sunrise, Sunrise also the United States.
Posted: 22 Dec 2018
Walking_Wild_Goose   
Half-past five in the morning, I wait quietly on the deck of Star Cruises, twenty degrees Manila breeze gently blowing my clothes, I'm smiling overlooking this tropical ambience big unfamiliar city. The dawn sky slowly flushed cheeks, the sun still hiding behind the distant high-rise, shy and looked, twos and threes boat on the sea, brisk across from my eyes, and disappeared into the depths of the city.
Posted: 27 Dec 2018
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