Manila, Philippines Overview

Bustling Manila is the second largest city in Southeast Asia, with its towering skyscrapers and remarkable joie de vivre. Yet amid the big-city turmoil are oases of calm: lush tropical parks, magnificent cathedrals, dramatic Spanish forts. Choose from the cultural riches of the Metropolitan Museum and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Intramuros, Manila's famous walled city, was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. A "must see" is the Malacanang Palace with its opulent displays of Ferdinand and Imelda's decadent indulgences.

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18 Manila, Philippines Port Reviews

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by lalainejanolo

I buy already properties in the philippines... The first time i been here i said to myself that i want to go back again here soon. Because of the hospitality of the filipino and they always smile at you. So many places i really love to go specially the provinces area. One of a kind beaches, so many islands too. And the FOOD I LOVE IT. Now i do bussiness with my friends we do tour in manila and any provinces... Some of my co-passengers in the ship i do some tour with my filipino friend

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by iankaus

Cruise line tours are limited. Beware of tours that include shopping - you will be dropped at the Mall of Asia for two hours and miss more of what Manila has to offer.

Visited: Jan 17, 2016

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by UpstateJan

Another huge city, lots of people, crazy traffic. We booked a private tour with YOLO to get out in the countryside. Wow, it was fantastic, customized to our likes, with two of the sweetest guys in the Philippines. We learned so much about the Philippines, the people, the history, and the food. Speed boat thru Lake Taal, jeepney ride up to the Palace in the Sky, buffet lunch, market visit to see all the beautiful produce (taste the pineapples, seriously!!!), and the local favorite coconut pie. The day ended in the old walled city, walking thru the cathedral, and seeing the damage inflicted during WWII. At the drop off in the port, I honestly felt like we were leaving dear friends. The people of the Philippines are real treasures.

Visited: Apr 03, 2018

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