Traversing To Manila

by Puru


Aug 11, 2012

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Manila Panaroma. Image courtesy

There are plenty of cities in Asia that have become popular destinations for vacationers looking for a relaxing time off. Singapore, Bangkok and HongKong are some of the the top cities that come to people’s minds when asked about the best destinations in Asia. While these places are truly world-class getaway spots, there are other less explored, but equally appealing places that are worth visiting. Look for great holiday rentals in and head to Manila now!

Manila or “Maynila” is the capital city of the Philippines and is one of the sixteen cities that comprise Metro Manila. This city may not be as modern as its other Asian counterparts but the diverse culture and rich history make it an equally interesting destination. There are many historic establishments located here that are frequented by tourists both local and foreign. One of which is Intramuros. Founded in 1571 by the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, this place has become one of the cities’ most common tourist attraction. Families and couples who want to witness old Spanish structures will surely enjoy their time here. Another popular attraction here is the Luneta Park. This is where Jose Rizal’s monument (Philippine’s national hero) is located. One can relax and watch the beautiful sunset over the Manila bay here.

This city is not only popular for its various architectures and places, but also for its delicacies. Right in the streets of Manila, you will find the famous “fish ball” and “isaw” (chicken and pork intestine) that will surely delight your taste buds. Both locals and tourists alike can enjoy this delicious street food while traversing the busy streets of Manila. People looking for a great place to dine should find time to visit Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown. Here, one can enjoy authentic Chinese cuisines.

Undoubtedly, Manila is one of the cities where you and your loved ones can experience a different kind of vacation–one that is memorable and exciting. Truly, it’s more fun in the Philippines!

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Puru is an IT Project Manager from Pune, India and an avid blogger. He is passionate about travel, photography, cinema and books. He blogs on Shadows Galore, Art House Cinema, The Mutinous Indian and Antarnaad.

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