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5 Places Must Visit in Manila -bon voyage!

Manila is a city of many attractions and is always a fascinating metropolis to explore. The city boasts 45 cultural heritage landmarks including a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a truly captivating visit.


Explore Intramuros

Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila which holds the historic core of the city. Much of this area was destroyed during the Second World War, but it has since then been refurbished so that it has regained its stately charm. The name Intramuros is Spanish for 'within the walls' and nestles within its borders is a world of age-old wonders. For more information on Intramuros and the various attractions found within the walled city, drop by the visitors centre which has an overview of everything interesting found within the area. Consider staying at well-placed service apartments in Manila Philippines such as the Ascott Makati and plan a trip to this site. This is one destination you must not miss out because if you ever want to discover Manila's cultural heritage, it all starts with Intramuros.


Experience a Binondo food trip

Binondo is the location in Manila which has the city's oldest Chinatown completes with all things Chinese. However, the biggest highlight of the area is the scrumptious Chinese cuisines served at the many restaurants that line the streets of the Chinatown.


Manila Museum

Manila is a city of many attractions and is always a fascinating metropolis to explore. This museum features a splendid collection of artworks including some of the nation's most priceless treasures. An excellent place to commence your tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila would be the basement gallery where the visitor will see a host of engrossing artefacts from the pre-Hispanic era. Anyone who appreciates modern art will be captivated by these masterly works from talented Philippine artists. A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila is sure to enthral and provide a fascinating insight into the mastery of these outstanding artists.


Ocean Park

The Ocean Park is the best place to enjoy Philippine's tropical climate. The evening gets more promising as the sun slowly sets. This is the ideal moment to enjoy the evening without the unwelcome hustle and bustle of the city. You can also register with Sun Cruises who will serve you with its cruise ferry, M/V Spirit of Manila.



Offering visitors the chance to experience hundreds of stores under one roof, shopping in metro Manila's malls is a great way to encounter the city's consumer culture and get a feel for the products and the price points to expect on a shopping tour. Must-shop hotspots include the Glorietta and Greenbelt retail hubs where luxury goods and branded products reign supreme while the SM Malls located in several regions of Manila also retail high-end goods at more affordable rates.

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