Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The city derived its name from Tagalog word ‘may nilad’ which means "there is nilad’. This refers to the growing mangrove plant in the region. Tourism in Manila also includes the various cafes and restaurants with the local and international cuisines. It also includes shopping and the traveler can visit the Ortigas Center that includes malls and has everything that the traveler wants. The entertainment and nightlife are other attractions of the city. The nightlife is quite popular and there are numerous bars and restaurants that open late into night.
Top Places to visit in Manila:
1.Manila Ocean Park:
The best place to bring your family with young children and come close to marine life. You can enjoy some live show of sea lions, exotic birds and Penguins. The Park will be indeed enjoyment and educational for kids.
2.Manila Memorial Park:
The Manila Memorial Park is often visited by tourists, both local and foreign for its beautiful and scenic environment. Arriving here at daytime and you will be greeted by the site of various types of trees and greens, soothing both the weary body and the restless mind. Walking around the area you will come across several types of mausoleums, columbarium and other resting places. You will also see several different types of marble tablets, all surrounded by trimmed and well-kept grass.
Fort Santiago is well worth a visit - within there is a museum dedicated to Rizal and within the gardens there are lots of interesting sculptures. See a reconstruction of Rizal in his cell, walk on his final footsteps to his martyrdom.
This is a wonderful place to gauge historical Manila. You learn about what happened in Manila during the Spanish Colonial Era as well as what happened during World War II. The Ambience surrounding this Cathedral is tranquil and delightful. You feel like you have gone back in time or as if you are somewhere in Europe. The Cathedral is wonderful. You will also see many weddings happening here.
5.Star City (Amusement Park):
This has been a playground of people from all walks of life and age. Star city is a great little theme park located on the centre of manila near the mall of Asia. There are fun rides for everyone and if you check out metro deal you are always likely to get good offers and deals. There is a good choice of eating places and it is certainly value for money, would definitely recommend it.
This is just the beginning. There is much more to explore and experience in Manila. Shopping, Casinos Nightlife Etc…
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