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Manila Tourism: Enjoy The Beauty Of Metropolitan Manila

Manila tourism is alive and always teeming with foreign nationals and local tourist throughout the Philippine archipelago.

Manila is the commercial hub of the Philippines and it is where modern commercial complexes rise. Its vibrant metropolis and modern architectures make it a common destination for vacationers. There are many things to do in Metropolitan Manila and its beauty is captivating most especially at night.

What to see in Metropolitan Manila

Manila tourism is popular because of the many destinations among tourists to visit. The Intramuros is a historical architecture famous in Manila. Its walls are centuries old. The Manila Cathedral and the Museum of the San Aguistin Church are located inside its walls. You can also find inside the Fort Santiago that used to be the garrison and fortress of the Spaniards. The Fort Santiago is now a park where locals often hang out. Inside the walled city are the old Spanish houses that survived the war and converted to become museums, souvenir shops, restaurants and museums.

The current popular destination in Manila is the Ocean Park, which is a multi-million dollar oceanarium complex with state of the arts facilities designed to attract tourists and locals alike. Inside are restaurants, marine research facilities, function rooms, and fascinating water marine habitat.

The Malacanang Palace, which is the official residence of the President of the Philippines, is also a common Manila tourism destination. It is the counterpart of the White House in the United States. Inside one can see the Presidential Museum, Malacanang Museum and the different offices of the government.

The Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church is also a popular place to visit. The Feast of the Black Nazarene every year is always in the limelight in the news because of the overcrowding of its devotees. The devotees believe in the miracles of the Black Nazarene. Its feast is every 9th of January and the patron is paraded in the streets of Quiapo beside China Town. The crowd gathering on this day is overwhelming.

The Manila Bay ties with the Philippine history. Several naval wars took place in this bay. It is where the American annihilated the Spanish forces and where a fierce naval battle against the Dutch rose that give rise to the celebrated La Naval Manila. The Manila Bay is renowned for the beautiful sunset to view.

The cultural and historical treasures of Manila are in the National Museum of the Philippines located at Padre Burgos Street in Manila. One can find the San Diego galleon, coins, porcelain plates, armaments, jewelries, and valuable artifacts found from the sunken battle ship in the 17th century.

Villa Escudero is also another place worth visiting with a two and a half drive south bound. This used to be an old sugar cane plantation toured by tourists by riding a carabao drawn carriage.

Things to Do in Manila

Manila has priceless restaurants, bars, shopping malls and night life that give its visitor unlimited things to do throughout the day and night. The night life in Manila is vibrant with numerous restaurants, bars, discos, cafes, karaoke bars to spend a night of fun. The Malate district is a place to hang out at night by common people who wants cool fun. For a more trendy night out, the cosmopolitan of Greenbelt and the Fort in Makati as well as Libis in Quezon City are popular among socialites.

There are also casinos in Manila where you can have fun betting all night long. Shopping malls in Manila are numerous where you can shop till you drop. The SM shopping mall has several branches throughout the Metropolitan in Manila. Trendy and expensive boutiques are usually located at the Greenbelt in Makati where other big shopping malls are also located.

Tutuban, Quiapo and Baclaran are popular places to shop with the greatest value for your money. They sell inexpensive stuff and many enjoy shopping at these places to maximize their shopping budget. Only the place is overcrowded and most tourists are the common preys to shoplifters.

Manila tourism is popular because of the wealthy places to see and do in the Metropolitan Manila.




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