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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 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!






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 Araw ng Maynila celebrates a historic event in the annals of this great city. On this day, in 1571, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founded the City of Manila and declared it the capital of Spain’s domain in the Philippines. Attempts by Limahong and other foreign intruders to take away the city from the Spaniards failed because the native inhabitants supported the Spaniards in preserving the Philippines for the Spanish Crown. For this, the Spanish ruler bestowed on Manila the title of “Most Distinguished and Ever Loyal City.”


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Manila already had a storied past even before the Spaniards came. Namayan, now the district of Santa Ana, was ruled by Lakan Tagkan and Lady Masilag. Lakan Tagkan’s descendants ruled a vast area in ancient Manila. Then, the Muslims came. Rajah Avi-jir-koya (Soliman I) founded a new Kingdom along the bay and called it “Manila” in honor of his beloved daughter. A century later, the Spaniards conquered the city.


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To pre-colonial Filipinos, Manila was “Madiangbayan,” the center of their government.

To the Spaniards, Manila was “Intramuros” (Walled City). As the city grew, it acquired other distinguished titles. To travellers, Manila was “Ciudad del Feliz Romero” (City of Happy Travellers).


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Manila is Philippine history. The 1571 Battle at Bangkusay, the 1567-88 Magat Salamat Rebellion, the 1603, 1639-40, and 1662-63 Chinese Rebellions, the 1762-64 British invasion, the 1896 Revolution, the 1899-1902 Filipino-American War, the 1945 Battle for Manila were bloody conflicts that were fought on the soil of Manila. These conflicts determined to a great extent the fate and future not only of Manila but also of the entire country.


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During the American era, Manila was the “Carnival City” and the “Venice of the Orient.” To the residents of Manila today, Manila is the “City of Our Affections.” To all, Manila is the “Crown Jewel of the Pearl of the Orient.”



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