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Manila, known as the 'Pearl of the Orient', is the capital of Philippines and a place that has seemingly endless number of attractions. From the Chinese Cemetery to the magnificent Malacanang Palace, San Agustin Church and Rizal Park, there are plenty to explore in this history-rich city. offers exciting Manila tour packages to tourists so that they do not have to worry about anything during their trip and just enjoy themselves in this beautiful city. This bustling cosmopolitan city serves as a starting point of any tour of Philippines.

The presence of San Juan and Mandaluyong on the east, Navotas and Caloocan on the north and Pasay on the south make Manila an ideal base for exploring the best of what Philippines has on offer. Moreover, its location on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and west coast of the island of Luzon has blessed it with some of the most spectacular beaches of the country.

There are also several stunning beaches located in proximity to Manila, such as Calatagan, Bauan and San Juan. The Spanish stayed here for quite some time in this city and tourists can easily notice their influence on religion, festivals and of course, landmarks.

Sixteen territorial districts make up Manila and each district has its own set of attractions, waiting to be explored. Built by the Spanish in the 16th century, Intramuros is the oldest district of Manila and a major attraction of this city.

It is a walled city, within which tourists can find many ruins and relics. Some of the popular ones are Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego, Postigo del Palacio and Baluarte de San Andres. Other districts worth-discovering on a Manila trip are Binondo, Quiapo, Sampaloc, Paco, Santa Ana, and Santa Cruz.

Among these, Binondo, renowned as the oldest Chinatown in the world, is the heartbeat of Manila. While vacationing in Manila, tourists can find numerous opportunities for indulging in shopping, dining and sightseeing, all packed up in this pulsating district.

Countless Chinese stores are located here that sells everything from souvenirs to handicrafts, jewellery, and garments. Chinese and special Hong Kong cuisine are popular in this area; however, tourists can also savour other international dishes in selected restaurants.

Finding a comfortable accommodation during a Manila holiday is not a problem either, as there are plenty of choices, ranging from high-end five-star beachside resorts to budget-friendly hostels. Hence, the city has everything that tourists need for a fun vacation.


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  • Shopping in Manila

    Manila has long become Philippine's notable shopping hub and one of the best shopping destinations in Asia. From a plethora of malls to local markets and traditional shopping centres, the city offers numerous options to suit every pocket. The Malate and Ermita regions are dotted with plush shopping malls, including SM City Manila, SM Quiapo and SM City San Lazaro. Some of the other premier malls in the city are Robinsons Place Manila and Harrison Plaza. Almost every district in the city has its own shopping arcades and flea markets, where clothes, junk jewellery and souvenirs are sold at rock-bottom prices.

  • Must do & Must Experience in Manila

    Stunning natural settings, historical landmarks, old museums, revered churches and amusement parks make Manila a much sought-after tourist destination in the world. Tourists coming to the city should make a visit to the Rizal Shrine – a modern museum dedicated to the José Rizal, a great novelist, poet and journalist. This fortified complex is the place where he spent his last night and where his family found his much acclaimed work Mi último adiós (My Last Farewell). It houses several memorabilia, such as books, manuscripts and artworks belonging to the multifaceted Rizal. While in the city, make sure to visit the famous Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden. Sprawling over an area of 5.5 hectares, it is home to over 500 animals, including mammals, reptiles and birds. Besides elephants, tigers and lions, the zoo has several endemic species like bearcat, long-tailed macaques and crocodiles. For a fun-filled day plan a trip to Manila Ocean Park – a world-class marine theme park that offers a range of exciting activities.

  • Calendar of Events in Manila

    The beautiful city of Manila is host to a wide range of vibrant events ranging from religious, art and heritage. Among the most popular annual events held here is the Feast of the Black Nazarene during which a life-sized wooden statue of Jesus Christ is taken on a procession. This revered statue was brought to Manila from Mexico many hundred years ago and enshrined in the Quiapo Church. The International Bamboo Organ Festival is another immensely famous event celebrated in the city. This yearly musical and cultural event is a week-long affair that attracts many music lovers.

  • How To Reach Manila

    Getting to Manila is not a difficult task as the city boasts of a well-maintained air, road and rail transport system. The main airport connecting this city to the rest of the world is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is around 15 minutes' drive from the city centre. Several international airlines offer frequent flights to this airport from where tourists can hire a taxicab to reach their destination. Being located in the vicinity of Manila Bay, the city is also approachable by a sea route. Moving around this region is also not a problem as it has many modes of transportation, namely jeepneys, buses and the most important, Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT).

  • Weather in Manila

    Located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, Manila lies around 800 miles from the mainland Asia and entirely within the tropics. The city features a tropical savanna climate, according to which the weather remains warm throughout the year, ranging between 20 and 38 degrees Celsius. It experiences two distinct seasons, namely dry and wet. While the dry season falls from late December through May, the relatively cooler wet season covers the rest of the months with mild to warm temperatures. During the rainy season, the city rarely receives precipitation all day but it can be extremely heavy.

  • History of Manila

    Manila, the capital and one of the largest cities of the Philippines, started as a tribal settlement on the banks of the River Pasig near the mouth of Manila Bay. The town was then known as 'Maynilad', taken from the white-flowered mangrove plant – the nilad – that grew here in abundance. Before the arrival of conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571, the town was a flourishing Islamic region ruled by Rajah Sulayman of Borneon nobility. Legazpi, upon arrival, claimed this place in the name of the King of Spain and established it as the country's capital. He also declared Manila as the Spanish government's permanent seat in the East. Thus, began a Spanish colonial rule of more than 300 years of. By the late 19th century, Manila emerged as a thriving trade centre that urged its rulers to enhance the city's overall infrastructure. In 1905, Daniel Burnham, the planner of Chicago city, was given the task of preparing a master plan for the capital city. Even now, Intramuros – oldest district of the city of Manila and the surrounding districts retain that quaint Chicago charm in their grand structures and business centres. After Philippine gained independence in 1946, Manila was given the title of 'Premiere City of the Philippines'.


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