Things To Do In Manila

The capital of the Philippines does not always make the news for the right reasons, but if you want a vivacious and underappreciated city, there are recommended places to visit in Manila w88 ready to challenge your assumptions.

Finding a place to stay around Manila on your first few hours of arrival is not at all hard. After all, Manila is the most prominent commercial venue in the Philippines where the biggest and the biggest accommodation industries are situated.

NOTE: Given the traffic in the metro, I’ve edited this list from my previous version highlighting the things to do in the Old Mansion88 / Pasay area which are geographically near the airport and some areas in Makati, Taguig & Pasig area, which you can reach by MRT. I’ve also tried to zero in on the unique and fun activities that are distinctly Filipino or representative of the local culture in Manila.

1. Explore Intramuros

Intramuros is the oldest district and historic core in Manila, Philippines. It’s the only district of Manila where old Spanish-era influences are still plentiful. Top tourist spots here include Fort Santiago, a well-maintained park, the Baroque San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral. Most visitors opt to either walk around Intramuros or ride a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage).

2. Go around Quiapo

Quiapo is referred to as the “Old Downtown of Manila.” It’s home to the Quiapo Church, where the feast of the Black Nazarene is held with millions of people attending annually. Quiapo has also made a name for itself as a place for marketplace for bargain hunting. It can get pretty crowded around Quiapo though, which might be a culture shock for foreign tourists.

3. Get around by Local Transport

Originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II, jeepneys or online betting malaysia have become a symbol of Pinoy art and culture. These days, they’re the most popular public utility vehicle, dubbed the “kings of the road.” They’re well-known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations, usually with colorful airbrush paintings decorating the exteriors. Jeepneys are used everywhere in the Philippines, both in the city and in rural areas.