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"Manila" Top 5 Page for this destination City of Manila by Jim_Eliason

City of Manila Travel Guide: 3,392 reviews and 9,634 photos

Add one part asian, one part spanish and one part american and you have a Filipino. It's very much a fusion culture that would fit just as easily in Latin America as in Asia. That having been said, it's a very vibrant culture with unique cuisine and a passion for music.

Manila itself has very few sites that would make it a tourist destination in its own. So it makes you dig a little deeper. What it does have is great shopping, fantastic cuisine and great nightlife.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great nightlife and food
  • Cons:polluted, noisy not many tourist attractions
  • In a nutshell:Come for the people and culture not the sights.
  • Last visit to City of Manila: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kemisteryoso's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Nightlife along Roxas boulevard doesn't exist anymore. The current city mayor ordered to stop any kind of entertainment in the area. But there's still harbour entertainment at the back of Mall of Asia.

  • buenababe's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    wow! u'v been to Manila and met VTers from there. great! I agree, Manila's best asset is the people and the culture. U should visit the provinces though, there's much beauty in them and we have very nice beaches for sure. =)

  • Penelope4's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    You've been to Manila!

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    Hi and thanks for visiting my Vientiane page. Oh yes, listening live band in Manila is great thing to do by night :)

  • Kisses&Co's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Hi Jim, thanks for visiting my Baguio Page! :-) Great Page you have here too :-) WOW, Manila VT Meets too!

  • risse73's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Hello Jim! Thanks so much for visiting my Puno pages. I see--you've been to Manila! You should visit the South/South Central parts next time--it's definitely unlike Manila. Cheers!

  • clairedemaisip's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    You have great tips here in your Manila page. If you happen to visit the philippines again there are also other places outside of manila equally as interesting and beautiful :)

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 5:54 AM

    Nice introduction to Manila, thanks for sharing! Greetings from Sofia

  • lmc2626's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM

    any sponsorship visit to my fellow countrymen less fortunate

  • thedouglas's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2007 at 12:17 AM

    Nice page. On the short list for near future holidays.


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