MANILA TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR 2022
Manila, The Capital Of The Philippines
The capital of the Philippines - its heart and soul - is Manila.
It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the quaint with the modern, the mundane with the extraordinary.
Philippine Cosmopolitan Capital
Fascination is an understatement of the feeling that one gets by visiting Manila, a lively metropolis commanding a magnificent view of the world-famous Manila Bay and its golden sunset.
Historic, bustling, awe-inspiring, the "Philippine Cosmopolitan Capital" is a blend of cultures and flavors that offers an endless serving of places to see, sights to behold, and experiences to never forget.
Manila's Main Attractions
Manila offers many places of interest that are easily accessible for day excursions.
Intramuros, the Walled city of Old Manila, Rizal Park, a tribute to the country's national hero, museums and some of Asia's most modern and biggest shopping malls.
History Town Philippines, "a city within a city" that has survived for more than four hundred years.
Intramuros provides the perfect setting to experience the many sights, sounds, smell and tastes of the Philippines amidst a backdrop of centuries-old walls, bulwarks, and plazas - an apt representation of a diverse and colourful culture cultivated though the years by the East and the West.
Intramuros is a one-stop tourist destination that will surely educate as well as entertain the visitor.
As the country's premiere financial district, Makati offers a tempting taste of cosmopolitan lifestyle and spirited ambience-gleaming skyscrapers characterize its skyline, while the city's sprawling shopping malls, luxury hotels, gourmet and fine dining restaurants, and entertainment complexes throb with the unmistakable excitement of a city powered by a robust economy.
Places To See From Manila
From Manila, the country's premiere gateway, one can access the following destinations by land :
Tagaytay City is a resort town located just 56 kilometres south of Metro Manila and lies on the boundary of Cavite and Batangas.
It is often tagged as a "Nature City" and is the perfect environmental destination, with its awesome nature views and clean country air.
Its most popular attraction is Taal Volcano, called the "island within the lake" and Taal Lake, which ca be best viewed from the famous Tagaytay ridge.
Because of its cool climate, it was once intended to become an alternative to the Philippines' summer capital, Baguio.
Laguna, Resort Province of the Philippines, is a haven of fresh and pristine bodies of water such as hot springs, lakes, and waterfalls.
Most notable is Pagsanjan Falls, formerly called Magdapio Falls, referred to as "shooting rapids".
Mount Pinatubo is among the highest peaks in west-central Luzon. It has been relatively quiet since the 1991-1992 eruption, but it is still active.
It remains to be determined whether or not more explosions at the volcano are likely during the current eruptive period.
Corregidor is a tiny tadpole-shaped island lying across the entrance of Manila Bay. Also known as "The Rock," it was the focus of a protracted battle between Filipino-American and Japanese forces during the Second World War.
The shell of the Mile Long Barracks still stands.
Within the Malinta Tunnel, a light-and-sound show is staged for day tourists. It can be reached by de-luxe cruisers from the CCP Complex jetty in Roxas Boulevard.
Clark, in the Central Luzon province of Pampanga, is the former homebase of the United States air fleet in Southeast Asia.
A short hour and a half drive north of Manila, Clark is a special economic zone that has a recreation network which include an 18-hole golf course, an aviation school, a de-luxe hotel, and duty free shops.