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Places of Interest:

  • Bahay Tsinoy

  • Chinatown (Binondo district)

  • Cultural Center of the Philippines

  • Ermita and Malate Districts, a place for Bohemian night life

  • Fort Santiago

  • Intramuros, the walled city built by the Spaniards, originally considered to be the City of Manila

  • MalacaƱang Palace, the official residence of the President of the Philippines

  • Mall of Asia

  • Manila Baywalk

  • Manila Ocean Park

  • Malate Church

  • Manila Cathedral

  • Manila City Hall

  • Manila Yacht Club

  • Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden (Manila Zoo)

  • Metropolitan Theater

  • Museo Pambata

  • National Library of the Philippines

  • National Museum

  • Paco Park, the location of the hit Paco Park Presents

  • Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz

  • Plaza Miranda

  • Quiapo Church

  • Quirino Grandstand

  • Rajah Sulayman Park

  • Rizal Park, also known as Luneta San Agustin Church

  • San Sebastian Church

  • The Manila Hotel

  • The Supreme Court of the Philippines

The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila or Siyudad ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila. Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people.[1] It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon. The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area.


The vernacular language is Filipino in the form of Tagalog, while English is the language most widely used in education and business throughout the Metro Manila region. Fokien Chinese is spoken by the city's large Chinese-Filipino community.  


In a city that never sleeps, you can travel in Manila 24 hours any day using public transportation.  You have a choice of the Metro Rail Train, Light Rail Train, buses, jeepneys, tricycles and taxis.


Things to Do:

Shopping:  There's plenty of shopping areas in Manila from high-end malls to bargain centers.  It boasts the largest mall in Asia, the Mall of Asia which house international brands like LaCoste, Marks & Spencer, etc.  Divisoria, Tutuban and Greenhills are places where you can haggle the price for a bargain. Almost every block you'll find a place to buy what you need. There are convenience stores or sari-sari stores and supermarkets. Shopping galore!   

Historic Tours: Manila has a long rich history. It began as a Muslim settlement at the mouth of the Pasig River along the shores of Manila Bay occupation.

Nightlife:  Manila really bustles at night with amazing display of lights.  Restaurants, bars and entertainment places are open till wee hours of the morning.

Eat:  Whatever taste sensation you crave for, you'll find a restaurant to serve your tongue's delight. 

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