Traveling to Manila, in the Philippines is one of the best cities to visit in Asia. Founded on June 24, 1571, Manila, officially known as the “City Of Manila” is the capital and also the second most populated city of the Philippines. The city is highly urbanized and according to a 2019 report, it is the most densely populated city in the world.
Manila along with Mexico and Madrid are the earliest cities to become ‘global cities’ because they are the first to start a commercial network across the Pacific Ocean. Also, after Tokyo, Manila is the most natural disaster-affected city in the world. Nevertheless, Manila is among the most populated and fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia.
If you are planning to visit Manila as your next vacation place, you can book your flight ticket from Philippines airlines. To book the tickets, the Philippine Airlines booking procedure is quite simple. You can easily book tickets by going to their online site which is 24×7 open and also you will get customer service as well in case of any help.
Traveling to Manila, Philippines
Manila is a very good place for tourism, and there are a lot of things that you can visit while traveling to Manila, Philippines. Here are eight exclusive and must-visit places that you should visit during your trip to the Philippines.
1. Manila Baywalk
This is a perfect leisure spot to visit in the city. People come here to enjoy the beautiful sunset and open-air cafes. That is why you will see lots of crowds all around the day by both locals and visitors. It is only 1.5 miles away from the center of the city.
2. Bonifacio Shrine
Bonifacio Shrine, which people also call Kartilya ng Katipunan or Heroes Park, is a plaza and a public park at Ermita, Manila. It is located on the north side of Manila City Hall and at the south of Mehan Garden. At the center of the park, you can see the Filipino revolutionary monuments of Andres Bonifacio.
The oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo, in Manila is a district and a marketplace. Here you can find all kinds of shops like goldsmiths, tea shops, bakeries, incense sticks and many more. Previously it was the trading center of the Chinese and run by the Filipino-Chinese people.
4. Coconut Palace
Coconut Palace which is also called the Tahanang Pilipino is an official government building located in the Cultural Centre Complex in Manila. This palace was the official residence of the Vice President of the Philippines during Jejomar Binay’s term. It is a very good place to visit and it cost ₱37 million to build during that time.
5. Manila Cathedral
This is the main Roman Catholic church and Basilica in Manila city. This is quite a beautiful church, you will love to see the architecture of the church and the ambiance inside is quite pleasant and soothing. Before this, there were seven churches before but all were destroyed in war, earthquakes, and fire. This church was built in 1958.
6. Mabini Shrine
It is a beautiful historic site in Manila. Originally it was a house, owned by the del Rosario family who had an affair with Apolinario Mabini. In 1903, Mabini died in Cholera in this house at the age of 39. After that, the house was named Mabini Shrine. You can see her lot of belongings there as well. Now it becomes a government-recognized National Shrine.
7. Malacanang Palace
Located at the center of the city, on the banks of the river Pasig in San Miguel, Manila, is the official house and workplace of the President of the Philippines. Built in the mid-18th century, the Palace covers multiple acres of land. Also, it is a must-visit place in Manila.
8. National Museum
The National Museum is an umbrella government organization and looks after every National Museum of the Philippines. Under this organization, there are a lot of Museums like the National Museum Of Fine Arts, the National Museum Of Anthropology, the National Museum Of Natural History, and many more. You can visit each of them. They are quite beautiful and their architectures are mind-boggling.
This is a brief overview of the amazing places you’ll see when traveling to Manila, Philippines―one of the most stunning cities in the world. It is advisable to visit once in your life and also visit these above-mentioned places as well, you’ll absolutely love it.