6 Reasons to Visit Manila, Phillippines

6 Reasons to Visit Manila, Phillippines, Manila, Philippines (B)

The Philippines is increasingly one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Travellers looking to go island-hopping to visit beaches and jungle have a wealth of places like Bohol and Palawan to choose from. And then there’s Manila, the country’s capital. This huge city offers none of that and lacks the fun reputation that other capitals of the region have, like Bangkok. Despite all that, I decided to visit Manila and actually think you should too.

It’s fair to say that visiting Manila won’t be for everyone. If you prefer beaches and jungle over a sprawling metropolis, it could be a hard sell. But if you want to dip into the culture, history and cuisine of the Philippines, Manila is the perfect place to do so. So, if you’re wondering “is Manila worth visiting?”, here are my reasons why you should give it a try.

One of the benefits of beginning your Philippines travels with Manila is that it starts you on the path of getting to know the country. With a Manila visit at the top of your trip, you can begin to acclimatise to life in the Philippines. Rather than going straight into beach-mode or resort-mode, you can learn a little about the people and the culture. Doing this before any sightseeing or island-hopping means you’re going in eyes open. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Reasons to Visit Manila, Phillippines
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.travelsewhere.net/visit-manila-phillippines
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Museum
  • Fort Santiago
  • Jose Rival Museum
  • Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • San Agustin Church
  • Ayala Triangle Gardens
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Mini Suites Eton Tower

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