Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines is a truly fascinating and unique city, it is home to Spanish colonial landmarks, modern high-rises, world-class museums and cultural institutions and a plethora of other landmarks worth exploring. Its vast history and importance in Philippine culture makes it one of the top cities in Asia to visit. Whether you go to Manila to take in its pulsing nightlife scene, discover its wealth of museums or just to see its historic landmarks, you’re sure to find something memorable.

Manila is home to a host of unique and historical landmarks to see. Chinatown offers exotic sights and sounds as well as a wealth of authentic Chinese restaurants, trinket shops and unique galleries. Baywalk, a beautiful park that runs along Manila Bay, is a great place to relax and catch some truly breathtaking views. History abounds at Fort Santiago and Intramuros, two of the most historically significant and interesting landmarks in the city. Nearby cultural attractions worth a visit include the Bonifacio Shrine, the Quezon Memorial and the Mabini Shrine. Manila is also home to a number of beautiful churches and cathedrals like the Manila Cathedral, the Basilica of San Sebastian and Santa Cruz Church.

Baywalk and city skyline Manila, PhilippinesThe city plays host to many renowned museums, galleries and cultural institutions as well. The National Museum of the Philippines is the country’s premier historical and cultural museum while splendorous artwork can be found at the National Art Gallery. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila ranks among the elite of Asia’s art museums and is definitely worth a visit. Another fascinating museum is the Museum of Philippine Political History which showcases the country’s vast and complex political history and heritage. Other top museums in Manila worth a visit include Museo Pambata, the Ayala Museum and the Vargas Museum.


Manila offers many beautiful place to relax and spend some leisure time. Rizal Park features idyllic gardens and an aquarium while Arroceros Park is known for its unspoiled beauty and serenity. Another great attraction is the Manila Zoo, one of the top zoos in the Philippines.

Travelers to Manila Philippines will find numerous quality hotels available for every budget. With its diverse blend of culture, history and significance, Manila always excites and offers something interesting to see. From its world-class museums to its historical colonial landmarks, this city has something for everyone to enjoy.




  1. As much as I've travelled around in SE Asia, I've yet to visit the Philippines.  It's a high priority though I must admit :)

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