Manila Travel Guide

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Manila Things to Do

  • Luneta - Rizal Park, Manila

    Luneta - Rizal Park

    This is the equivalent of Central Park New York . The Philippines has somethiing to offer similar - what they call the Rizal Park (formerly Luneta Park ) located at the capital city of Manila . It is the countryy's most popular park. It is also historical that goes back as far as the Spanish colonization of the country in 1521. This park was named...

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  • Intramuros, Manila

    Intramuros

    4 out of 5 stars

    This street dates from the Spanish times. I was lodged in a nice hotel in this same street. It is devoted to Andres de Urdaneta, He was a Spanish circumnavigator, explorer and Augustinian friar. As a navigator he achieved in 1536 the "second" world circumnavigation (after the first one led by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano and their...

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  • Manila Bay, Manila

    Manila Bay

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I found that it's generally helpful to check Sunrise and sunset times for Manila, or anywhere else, and here is a link, found on the internet, which may prove helpful and useful: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=145

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Manila Hotels

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Manila Restaurants

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  • Greenbelt and Glorietta, Manila

    Greenbelt and Glorietta

    4 out of 5 stars

    well, who doesn't know about tony romas? we all know that tony roma's is a famous ribs and steak consortium that has branches around the globe. This international chain started in the 1970's in the US State of Florida in Miami and it became famous around the world for their slow cooked ribs (mostly pork like baby back ribs, regular pork ribs, beef...

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  • Malate, Manila

    Malate

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Popular Locally Owned Tex Mex Fast Food Chain is the Army Navy- Burgers + Burrito which is a relative newbie in the mexican and tex-mex fast food scene at it was founded only in 2009 but now has more than 35 branches around the Metro Manila Area and around the Philipines! the restaurant has a military barracks type of ambiance where the...

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  • Native Restaurants, Manila

    Native Restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the popular and moderately priced restos cum bars in the Manila Bay Area near the US Embassy. The Restaurant cum Bar is one of among the restaurants facing Manila Bay Along the periphery of the Luneta Park and is one of the dining and nightlife spots in the Area. The restaurant as an open air type of ambiance and there is a stage at the side...

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Manila Nightlife

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  • Live Entertainment, Manila

    Live Entertainment

    Priscilla, the Queen of the Dessert is asthonishingly the most beautiful play I have ever watched. It showcased the talents of local Filipinos in the entertainment industry. A week ago, I watched the annual plays of my son Amielll (Elementary and High School) and I would say given the oppurtunities they could also do the Priscilla. It was a story...

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  • Makati, Manila

    Makati

    One of the very first night spots I visited when I came to Manila was Havanas. It is a very popular location in the Greenbelt complex, at Greenbelt 3 to be exact. The majority of the bar is located outside. This can be very pleasant as you can soak in the night time air and watch people pass by. It can also be extremely humid, as Greenbelt can act...

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  • Malate, Manila

    Malate

    You will be surprised how many bars there are in Manila that cater for bi-sexual, gay, lesbian and transgender groups, so i thought that i would mention a few of them. The area near Remedios Circle in Malate is famous but most of the bars have moved to new locations. BED BAR This was a club with three floors that was packed out late in the...

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Manila Transportation

  • TRANSFERRING BETWEEN TERMINALS----EASY..., Manila

    TRANSFERRING BETWEEN TERMINALS----EASY...

    It is easy to transfer between Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Ninoy Aquino international Airport as there is a free shuttle bus that runs between the terminals, and you don't have to pass through the terminals as the bus runs inside the airport perimeter. This service is free but sometimes you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for the shuttle bus.In...

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  • The kalesa or caritela, Manila

    The kalesa or caritela

    The Philippine Kalesa or CaritelaPhoto taken by Chinggis at Fort SantiagoDate: 17 Feb 2008 at 10:22amThis mean of transportation was introduced by the Spaniards during the colonization of the Philippines. It was then known to be used by Spanish noblemen, hig ranking Spanish military officers and their families who lives in the Philippines for 350...

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  • Low Cost Airline, Manila

    Low Cost Airline

    This airline is pretty good especially if you don't want to pay another extra money to other carrier. Is a low cost airline and since we flying with them for quite sometime now we never have had any problem such as delayedI guess we're lucky because when I heard my daughter taking a flight from Sydney to Bangkok she has a 4 hour delayed in Kuala...

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Manila Shopping

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  • DON'T FORGET YOUR PASALUBONG (GIFT), Manila

    DON'T FORGET YOUR PASALUBONG (GIFT)

    On the fourth floor at Terminal 3 at Manila Airport there is a shop selling all kinds of imported chocolate including Hershey Bars, M&M's, dried mangoes, cashew nuts . So instead of buying your gifts in town it is easier to purchase them at the airport instead of carrying then around Manila. but be ware that prices are not cheap ! I aid 250 pesos...

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  • Flowers, Manila

    Flowers

    Dangwa Flower Market is along Dimasalang Street.Flower stores are side by side in this place.Dangwa is the name of the bus station in the place where it got its name.The place is crowded and traffic is terrible a day before valentine's day (Feb 14) and before All Saints Day (Nov 1).. FlowersFlowersFlowers. Haggle for the best price.

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  • Chic Mall in the Condominium Row of..., Manila

    Chic Mall in the Condominium Row of...

    Makati is the Premier Place in The Philippines, hence the proliferation of Luxe Malls here is expected and this spanking new mall is built along the former International School of Manila (which moved to Bonifacio Global City in Nearby Taguig City) and is now a place for luxe condominiums like the Trump Tower Manila, Versace Condominiums and the...

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Manila Local Customs

  • San Miguel Beer!, Manila

    San Miguel Beer!

    the Multinational beer, brewed by the San Miguel Brewing Group and is being gulped by 90% of Beer Drinkers in the Philippines. also popular in Hong Kong and China and is sold in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia. Available at selected Beer Stores in the USA like BEVMO. A Regional Competitor of Tiger beer!A Bottle costs 35 pesos...

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  • PeachyPeachy (cassava cake w/ grated..., Manila

    PeachyPeachy (cassava cake w/ grated...

    Filipinos are fond of sweet things hence you would find a proliferation of sweet native desserts called "Kakanin" literally to eat rice, as most desserts are sticky rice based. however, there are also other kinds of "kakanin" desserts not made of sticky rice and one of the most popular is the Peachy Peachy! which are a native delicacy made from...

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  • San Miguel Beer Lite, Manila

    San Miguel Beer Lite

    The Lighter on Calories Version of San Miguel Pale Pilsen, brewed by the San Miguel Brewing Group and is being gulped by 90% of Beer Drinkers in the Philippines. also popular in Hong Kong and China and is sold in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia. A Regional Competitor of Tiger beer!A Bottle costs 40 pesos (330 ml) amd aluminum can is 45 pesos...

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Manila Warnings and Dangers

  • General Safety, Manila

    General Safety

    I have travelled in many foreign countries, and as such have developed my own set of safety habits. One is that as far as all airlines go, they will let you take one 4oz pepper spray (less than 2% capsicum) in your checked under the plane luggage only. Also you can bring as many telescoping police batons as you like, (I prefer a 21"). I am a 58...

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  • Airport/Security Checks, Manila

    Airport/Security Checks

    SUBJECT: Hindi lang po bala ang nilalaglag pati DROGA! The year was 2001 of September, the 1st Friday of the month. My colleague at work, a Foreigner, had to leave for her native country-Japan because her brother-in-law passed away. Upon reaching NAIA 1, she was searched and they found a sachet of shabu in her bag. Those involved in the scene...

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  • Health and the Weather, Manila

    Health and the Weather

    More and more places are becoming smoke free zones including Rizal Park as the sign warns you. Violators will face heavy fines so don't light up your cigarette while visiting the park. first offence 500-1000 peso fine and 8 hrs community service second offense 1000-5000 peso fine and 16 hrs community work third offence 5000-15000 peso fine.

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Manila Tourist Traps

  • Fix Rate Taxis At Manila International..., Manila

    Fix Rate Taxis At Manila International...

    Be advised, do not go down to the arrival area unless you have a private transportation waiting for you. There is no metered taxis available down there. There is a fixed rate taxis which charge outrageous rate. I was quoted to pay Php650.00 just to go to Five Star Bus terminal which is only a few miles away. Good thingI asked around where I can...

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  • Airport Sting, Manila

    Airport Sting

    As a frequent traveller to the Philippines I have had the frequent displeasure of some successful extortion attempts and many unsuccessful attempts. The last one happened when I decided to visit friends for a week and fly from Manila to Bangkok. If there is an uncorrupted or half decent law enforcement officer or other government official who loves...

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  • taxis,females the street vender,and..., Manila

    taxis,females the street vender,and...

    manila is bad for rude taxi drivers especially if you are a tourist,make them use the meter or take another taxi,the idea is get going before you realize meter wasnt used and charge 5 or ten times actual fare,meters are required by l.t.f.r.b. the people whom allow them to oerate taxi's get the ltfrb number and tag number if you have problems and...

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Manila What to Pack

  • Bring Appropirate Attire for the Season, Manila

    Bring Appropirate Attire for the Season

    When visting the Philippines, you must bring light colored shirts so as to deflect the rays of the sun as it can get really hot since this country is located in the Tropical and Humid Southeast Asia after all. you can use your walking shorts instead of jeans and slacks, which are ok unless you are goinf into a fine dining restaurant. Don't wear...

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  • Bring A Water Proof Camera or Smarphone, Manila

    Bring A Water Proof Camera or Smarphone

    if you plan to swim along the beaches near the vicinity of Manila like in Batangas Province or via your hotel swimming pool, You will need a good and tough waterproof camera to take pictures and videos of your activities and there are man good waterproof all weather cameras like the panasonic lumix, the olympus tough, the canon d20 or if you have...

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  • Bring a Powerful Optical Zoom Camera &..., Manila

    Bring a Powerful Optical Zoom Camera &...

    If you are the intrepid shooter of lots of films and videos on your travels, then you must have a powerful optical zoom camera like a canon sx50 (which has a 50x optical zoom) or a nikon coolpix 510 (42x optical zoom). They are less bulky than the DSLR cameras and the zoom capacity lets you view and shoot objects and pretty girls from far away....

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Manila Off The Beaten Path

  • Tagaytay and Taal, Manila

    Tagaytay and Taal

    Taal Lake lies in the crater of an extinct volcano on Luzon Island, about 56 km (about 35 miles) south of Manila. The lake is the 3rd largest lake in the Philippines covering an area of 240 sq km (94 sq miles).

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  • Markets and Street Scenes, Manila

    Markets and Street Scenes

    always buzzing with patrons! Excellente Ham is an institution in Quiapo District of Manila as it is known as one of the Pioneers of The Chinese Style of Cured and Smoked Salty and Sweet Ham in the Philippines. They were making chinese style ham since the 1930's and this only branch still rakes in the crowds, specially during the christmas season...

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  • Corregidor, Manila

    Corregidor

    If you have a day where you want to explore something different, ride a ferry to to Corregidor! This is just a short 2-3 hour ferry ride that leaves daily at 0730 from the wharf which is close to the Cultural Center of the Philippines. What will you see? Cannons! This place has a rich history, very important in how the shipping was controlled in...

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Manila Sports & Outdoors

  • Swimming at the New World Hotel Manila..., Manila

    Swimming at the New World Hotel Manila...

    THe Hyatt Hotel Manila is now renamed the New World Hotel Manila Bay but it still retains the facilities of the former Hyatt (which moved to the Grand Hyatt in the new casino complex, called City of Dreams Manila) and what to do on a lazy day but to have a dip at the large swimming pool and jacuzzi at the complex and doing nothing for a worthwhile...

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  • SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila

    SM Mall of Asia Arena

    The SM Mall of Asia Arena is the Newest Addition to the Huge SM Mall of Asia Complex that opened in 2012 and this 20,000 seater closed domed arena is a venue for various commercial activities, ranging from live concerts of local and famous international celebrities visiting the Philippines, Sports Games like Professional and College Basketball...

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  • Metrotent, Manila

    Metrotent

    The Metrotent of the Metrowalk Complex of Pasig City in the Central Part of Metro Manila is a mixed used type of big tent where many activities like parties, conventions, symposiums and several car shows are done every year and it is fortunate that on a visit to Pasig, I happen to watch a car show ongoing in the Metrotent and what else to do but...

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Manila Favorites

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  • People/Local Culture, Manila

    People/Local Culture

    When travelling to the Philippines you need to understand that a large percentage of the population live in extreme poverty and for every person that has a job they get paid very little compared to developed countries and they are usually supporting other family members.There are many worth while charities you can support or remembering to tip for...

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  • Churches, Manila

    Churches

    -Formally called Santisimo Rosario Parish Church -Located inside the University of Santo Tomas campus (along P. Noval St.) in España, Manila -Regular mass ongoing specially every Sunday (open to public) -The Church is one of the few fully air-conditioned Churches in Manila

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  • Parks, Manila

    Parks

    You can catch a free concert inside Paco Park every Friday around 5 or 6 pm. Plastic chairs will be arranged around a pond in the center of the park for visitors to sit on while listening to the performance. While we were there we listened to opera music which was played by teenagers on a piano, violin and another instrument which i can't quite...

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