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The top attractions in Manila

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Reasons to visit Manila

The best things to do in Manila

Welcome to the Philippines and welcome to Manila, a city of contrasts. Wondering what to do in Manila? In this town they live the traditional and the exotic way of life in equal parts. There is still a Spanish colonial influence which remains in Manila, but gradually American and Asian culture are dominating. There is no shortage of exciting things to do in Manila. 

In Intramuros we can visit the historic city of Legazmi. The walls extend for more than four kilometres and it is home to the Manila Cathedral, which, incredibly, has survived a fire, four earthquakes, and several bombs. This makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Manila. Fort Santiago is a former military barracks, which today houses the remains of the writer and local hero Jose Rizal - and is definitely up there in the list of things to see in Manila. If you want to experience the essence of the city, head  to the Manila Rizal Park, where people flock to the call of the sun, play sports, and enjoy their leisure time.

As in many other cities, Chinatown is one of the most exciting places to visit in Manila, and for some time it has been a popular tourist attraction. A different kind of Manila attraction is Mataki, the economic and financial district of the Philippines. It represents all the modernity and prosperity of Manila. In this area there are some great museums, top hotels, and shopping areas which are home to some of the biggest names in fashion. 

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