Manila is the capital city of Philippines. Its foundation dates back to 1571. Manila is one of the oldest Philippines cities and one of the most popular Asian tourist destinations. The city is the second most populous Philippino city after Quezon City. It is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
The city gets over 1 million tourists each year. The cityscape of Manila is quite exquisite. There are a lot of architecturally significant buildings. For example, some of them are the Luneta Hotel, the Natividad Building, and the Manila Metropolitan Theatre.
Manila metropolitan area contains several notable tourist destinations, including one UNESCO World Heritage Site and 45 other cultural attractions. These attractions are mostly situated in the City of Manila, being the examples of Malay, Spanish, and American cultures. Some of the most popular destinations are the city of Intramuros, the National Theatre at the Cultural Center of Philippines, Manila Ocean Park, Binodo, and the Rizal Park. San Agustin Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And Malacañan Palace on the Pasig River, the official President’s residence, also attracts many travelers.
Major city parks include Arroceros Forest Park, an urban part in Ermita district, and Paco Park, a recreational garden in Paco district.
Other popular tourist destinations in Manila metropolitan area also include Ayala Museum, the largest private museum of Philippine art and culture, St. Joseph Parish Church, the church south of the capital, the home of the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ, and Star City, the city’s biggest amusement park.
Although located farther from the capital, Tagaytay, Taal Volcano, Mount Samat National Shrine, Lake Pinatubo, Puerto Galera, Nasugbu, and San Antonio are also famous tourist spots.
Manila is also the main shopping destination in the Philippines, and one of the best shopping destinations in the region. The city boasts numerous hotel and golf facilities too.
Have a nice journey to Manila!
September 14, 2016 6:35 am