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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!


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 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!




Manila is the capital of the Philippines.  It is a cosmopolitan city.  There are many popular places to visit when you come to Manila:




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 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.


Rizal Park / Luneta Park


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 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.


The CCP Complex


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 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.


Manila Bay


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 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. 


Manila Ocean Park


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 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.


SM Mall of Asia

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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.





With the nickname of “The Pearl of the Orient,” it is no wonder why people are drawn to the capital of the Philippines.









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