Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.
Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.
It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!
POPULAR PLACES IN MANILA
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is a cosmopolitan city. There are many popular places to visit when you come to Manila:
Photo from: tanglawcenter.org
In old sections of Manila like Intramuros, the old walled city and Chinatown, clip-clopping horse-drawn carriages pick their way through traffic. Glass and concrete towers rise side-by-side with Spanish colonial houses and neo- classical government buildings. Dragon arches, gold-domed mosques and elaborately-styled mansions define the enclaves of the Chinese, the Mos Intramuros Walled city of Intramuros is Manila’s richest remote location when it comes to culture and history. Inside the walls, you can experience the pre-Hispanic era, all the way through Spanish colonization and Japanese occupation and insurgency. Fort Santiago and Jose Rizal Shrine national hero’s life story through the relics and artifacts. San Agustin Church and Museum features the life of the Philippines and how it evolved over the centuries. Read more…
Photo from: metromaniladirections.com
The most popular outdoors in Manila is Rizal Park, aka Luneta Park. Rizal Park is the main recreation center in the city, a green sanctuary in the heart of the bustling city; housing Chinese and Japanese gardens, as well as museums and fountains. Once you step inside—away from the crazy traffic and crowds of the streets—you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. You’ll have to work your way through the crowds picnicking and playing (and practicing their tai chi) throughout the park, but definitely visit the Chinese gardens and the adjacent Japanese gardens. Read More…
Photo from: nationsonline.org
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex is one of more modernist buildings in Manila, originally commissioned to promote and preserve Filipino arts and culture.
There is a gallery featuring artwork Philippines, with the main purpose to promote Filipino art and make it accessible to all sectors of society. It also houses Performing Arts Theatre where both local and foreign artists perform. If you can catch the traditional performance, you can get acquainted with other forms of traditional theater songs mostly centered on the Philippines. There is also a little theater for drama, solo recitals, and film screenings. Read More…
Photo from: jibrael.blogspot.com
End the evening with a leisurely stroll along Manila Bay, starting from the CCP complex to Luneta Park. Manila Bay is beautiful all day, but especially stunning at sunset. Photographers, both amateur and professional, can be found along the Manila Bay as the afternoon turned into evening in a dramatic explosion in the red and orange.
Once night falls, you can find a variety of restaurants and bars around the area, with the option to customize every palate. You can even dare to the nearest red light district Malate Manila to experience more interesting. Read More…
Photo from: jehzlau-concepts.com
Situated behind the Quirino Grandstand, it is one of the nearest tourist spots around Manila Hotel. Manila Ocean Park is the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, which has an open water marine habitat, a boutique mall, a restaurant row, and function facilities all located in one complex. Read More…
Photo from: retireinthephilippines.info
This 407,000 square-meter mall is the Philippines’ largest and world’s third largest mall. It raised the standard of shopping, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. The SM Mall of Asia is made up of four establishments interconnected by walk paths. One of its interesting services is the 20-seater tram to make it easier for tourists and shoppers to move around. Read More…
With the nickname of “The Pearl of the Orient,” it is no wonder why people are drawn to the capital of the Philippines.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Visit Manila – “The Pearl of the Orient”
- Popular Places in Manila
- Places of Worship in Manila
- Choices of Hotels in Manila
- Tourist Attractions in Manila
- Festivals in Manila