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Updated by Fritzjames Stephen on May 08, 2015
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10 things to do in Manila – while away the hours

Manila is a busy and bustling city that is packed with plenty of interesting things to do. For a good dose of all things beautiful in this part of the world, here are 10 things you must not miss out.


Take part in a walking tour of Intramuros

Manila is a city etched with a rich colonial history which so beautifully adorns this exquisite capital's cityscape. In a walking tour around Manila you can bask in everything Spanish and American from the years gone by.


Pay tribute to Manila's National Hero at the Rizal Park

Known locally as Lunata the Rizal Park is both iconic and eerie for it was during the Spanish era the site of public executions where 3 famous Philipinopriests were beheaded. Even the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, was executed here and a monument has been erected honoring him on this very location.


Haggle Away at the Street Markets of Manila

If you want to experience shopping in Manila in an authentic fashion, drop the malls and explore the markets. With plenty of knick knacks sold at all sorts of prices, it certainly is an excellent location to practice your haggling skills.


Unravel your singing talents at the 'videoke' bar

Filipinos love to sing! At the Videoke bar, you are likely to meet all kinds of Filipinos who will not only show off their talents but may hand you the mike to see what you have got in store!


Bask in the sunset while cruising across the Manila Bay

Manila is beautiful. The sun rolling down only adds to the scenic appeal of this enchanting city. Taking a cruise down the Manila Bay is a popular activity among tourists and that too during sunset, the experience is exhilarating and one of the most romantic things to do in Manila


Take a ride on the jeepney (dyipni)

For a unique experience on an automobile, a ride on Manila's Jeepney is an absolute must. You will not find something like this anywhere else and the experience is truly one of a kind.


Experience a Binondo food trip

Binondo is the location in Manila which has the city's oldest Chinatowncomplete 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.


Appreciate art by visiting old Catholic churches

It may sound surprising but Philipino really is the fifth largest Catholic country in the world. An array of Churches is dotted around every region in Philipines and Manila certainly is no exception to this. So take a tour of the churches and take in a good dose of pure tranquility.


Indulge in Manila's famous Street Food

When it comes to street food the variety is endless in Manila. Surrounding pretty much any of the hotel Apartments in Manila, you will find plenty of food stalls that serve anything from 'isaw' to 'helmet'. Take the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila for instance, you will find plenty of food stalls around the area.


Experience Authentic Manila

Take a tour around Manila and relish in the local culture of the city. Stop at the slums or places that interest you, talk to the locals, play with the street kids and be a part of the warm hospitality that is clearly evident even in the poorestregions around Manila. The experience truly is heart touching.