Top 10 Must See Places in Manila

1. Rizal Park - The first must see place for every tourist in Manila. A favorite leisure spot of the Filipinos especially during weekends. Learn about the Philippine's national hero, visit the different gardens and read some inspiring quotations.

Location: Roxas Boulevard, Manila

2. Intramuros - The best place to see the old Manila. Ride a calesa and travel back in time. Drop by Fort Santiago where Philippine's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned. Go inside Casa Manila, a hidden gem in the heart of Manila. Visit the the beautiful Manila Cathedral and San Agustin church - the oldest in the Philippines.

Location: Intramuros, Manila

3. Manila Bay - Take a walk and enjoy the cool breeze. Go for a sunset or early dinner cruise if your time permits. Witness one of the world's amazing sunsets!

Location: Roxas Boulevard, Manila

4. SM Mall of Asia - The biggest mall in Asia. Here you'll find all sorts of shops for your needs and different types of restaurant. Tip: If you're looking for great Filipino food but on a budget check out KKK Restaurant but if not go for Abe Restaurant. Don't forget to try our famous Adobo, Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata. 

Location: Pasay City, Philippines

5. Manila Ocean Park - I believe that there will always be a part of us that remains a child. Be amazed by the oceanarium. Feed the penguins or do some sea excursions! Don't forget to try the fish spa :)

Location: Roxas Boulevard, Manila

6. Star City Amusement Park - This is great if you're travelling with family or group of friends. Located near Manila Ocean Park. Try the Snow World if ever you get tired of Philippine's heat. ;)

Location: Roxas Boulevard, Manila

7. Quiapo - Visit the famous Quiapo Church. Do check out Hidalgo Street which is well known to photographers. Here you'll find all kinds of camera and accessories for a great deal! If you're fond of beads and other accessories, take a walk at Villalobos Street in front of Quiapo's main entrance. You'll find really cheap accessories like the ones sold in Forever21. I recommend the shop Wellmanson.

Location: Quiapo, Manila

8. Binondo - Your landmark would be the old Binondo church. Explore the affordable yet delicious Chinese Cuisine surrounding the area. Visit Lucky Chinatown mall where you can also find good Chinese Restaurants and do some shopping.

Location: Binondo, Manila

9. Bonifacio Global City/Fort Bonifacio/The Fort - The best way to enjoy the modern Manila. Here you'll find clubs, bars, restaurants and shops that are trending in Manila. They have a bus that will lead you to the major spots inside this little city. Do drop by the cool Mind Museum and the new mall SM Aura.

Location: Taguig City, Philippines

10. University of Santo Tomas - Located in the heart of Manila is the oldest, royal and pontifical  university in the Philippines and in Asia. Roam around the campus for some lovely sightseeing.

Location: Sampaloc, Manila

  • Always take care of your belongings.
  • Attractions mentioned above are well known to taxi drivers.
  • Taxis have a flat rate of Php40. 
  • Don't forget your camera! Enjoy!

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