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As the center of business, education and transportation, Manila is among the more popular travel destination in the Philippines, if not the first stop in any holiday itinerary, as it is where the NAIA International Airport is located. Whether you travel for business or leisure, the capital city has plenty to offer, including sightseeing & activities. You can even start your holiday with breakfast at Resorts World Manila, a non-stop integrated destination for tourists.
Places to visit in Manila
Manila is quite huge with 16 original towns, except for the Port Area District. Each town may have something to offer visitors, depending on how you wish to spend your holiday. But some of the places you should visit during your trip include:
- Binondo, where you will find the oldest Chinatown in the world, and home to restaurants that serve authentic Hong Kong cuisines.
- San Nicolas shares half of the Divisoria Market, a haven for cheapskates and the adventurous shopper.
- Quiapo has the Philippines’ version of Trafalgar Square, Plaza Miranda.
- Intramuros, also known as the Old Manila, has the most concentration of historical landmarks in the capital.
There are plenty of other places to visit, so choose the best holiday packages that suit your vacation needs.
Things to do in Manila
As a huge and bustling metropolis, going on various tours is among the many activities you can do in Manila. What makes each tour different is the themes and mode of transportation.
- Sign up for historical tours around Intramuros or the Rizal Park aboard a kalesa, the country’s version of a horse-drawn carriage, or a Segway, which locals call the electric chariot.
- See most of Manila, or a panoramic view of its surrounding areas, aboard a train. City tours are offered by different lines, with trains moving at an elevation of around 15 feet.
- Climb any of the city’s skyscrapers and get a bird’s eye view of the city of Metro Manila.
If you want more adventurous activities, you might need to go out to nearby provinces.
Top attractions in Manila
With sightseeing tours one of the best things to do in Manila, expect plenty of tourist attractions you can see and explore.
- Historical Landmarks - Because the capital is where a lot of action happened during the Philippines’ past, it is home to many iconic landmarks that usually find its way in history books and holiday packages to Manila. These include Chinatown, Bonifacio Shrine, Intramuros, University of Santo Tomás, Manila Metropolitan Theater, and Plaza San Luis.
- Museums - Looking for a way to see the past of Manila and the Philippines without the need to travel long distances? Visit museums, including those that showcase Filipino creativity. Check out National Museum of the Philippines, The National Art Gallery, Bahay Tsinoy, Museo Pambata, and the Museum of Philippine Political History.
- Churches - As a dominant Roman Catholic country, a tour of places of worships often makes it to holiday packages to Manila. Some of the must-see Spanish Colonial churches are The Manila Cathedral, Quiapo Church, Binondo Church, Parish Church of St. Joseph and San Bartolomé Church of Malabón. Iglesia ni Cristo Churches, owned by another religious denomination in the Philippines are architectural wonders as well.
Manila holiday packages
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