19 Best Things to Do in Manila Philippines

19 Best Things to Do in Manila Philippines
Is there a convincing reason why people should visit Philippines’ capital city Manila? Well, despite some negative reviews on the internet, there are more advantages why local and foreign tourists need to give Manila a chance. The plethora of entertainment venues and historical sites never fail to amaze visitors all year round.

1. Araneta Coliseum

Named after the boxing icon Muhammad Ali, this is where the historic boxing even Thrilla in Manila was staged. It is now the venue of local and international events such as basketball competitions, and concerts.

2. SM Mall of Asia

Shop until you drop is highly applicable in this place. With hundreds of boutiques to choose from, this massive shopping complex is one of the largest in the world.

3. Chinese Cemetery

The Manila Chinese Cemetery is the city’s second oldest cemetery that was built as a resting place for Chinese citizens. Some of the remarkable landmarks you will see in the cemetery are the Chong Hock Tong Temple, Liat See Tong, Carlos Palanca Memorial, and the Ruby Tower Memorial. Notable burials include Vicente Lim, Ma Mon Luk, and Dee Cheng Chuan.

You can book a tour to the Chinese Cemetery and other parts of Manila with “Old Manila Walks“.

Best things to do in Manila, Philippines – Chinese Cemetery

Best things to do in Manila

Best things to do in Manila

4. Street Food

Manila is famous for the vast selection of street food.  Try their deep fried variety – fishballs, kwek ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 19 Best Things to Do in Manila Philippines
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Araneta Coliseum   SM Mall of Asia   Chinese Cemetery   Chinatown   National Museum   Greenhills Shopping Center   Intramuros   Hotel H2O   Quiapo Church   Rizal Park   Cultural Center of the Philippines   Manila Cathedral   Sofitel Manila  
Author: Tim Kroeger
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