Travel in the Philippines

Cultural hub Manila
By:Aaron Parker

Manila is the capital city and the second most populous city of Philippines. It is a political, commercial, cultural, religious and transportation hub. Manila has a tropical climate with wet and dry seasons all around the year. December to February is the pleasant times of the year for a great holiday. However, there are plenty to see and activities to engage at best during both wet and dry seasons, so just plan a trip to Manila and have an exciting holiday.

The Chinatown in the city attracts a lot of tourists and locals. From cheap knock offs to anything you want from food, cloths, furniture, antiques, gifts, instruments, handicrafts and many more are readily available in the stalls and streets of Chinatown. Take a walk and you’ll have them all.

As a cultural hub, Manila boasts museums and galleries scattered across the city. Bahay Tsinoy is one of the prominent museums in the city and visited by many. The National Museum of Philippines displays exhibits of culture and history of the country. It is museum which reflects and provides an insight in to the history of Philippines. Other notable museums in the city are Metropolitan Museum of Manila, The museum of Manila, the Intramuros Light & Sound Museum. So take your kids and family and spend hours learning and admiring the culture and lifestyle of the Philippines while the kids can enjoy and spend hours at the Museo Pambata which is a famous children’s museum in the city.

The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is one of the well known sporting venues in the city and hosts various international and local sporting events. The complex features a football stadium, basketball stadium, tennis court, a gym and two other indoor arenas. This is a shout out to all the sports lovers around the world. Come to Manila to play or cheer for your favourite sports and teams. Be it soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, tennis, golf, rugger to anything sport you love. Get the sportive essence of Manila so hurry and plan holiday to Manila.

Many tourists’ attractions are located along the Manila Bay. Visit Intramuros and enter a city with quaint Spanish buildings and Manila Cathedral – the most important church in the country.

Nightlife In manila revolves around Ermita, Malate and Intramuros. Visit the University of Santo Tomas which is the oldest and the first university in the whole of Asia and Philippines. The university was utilised by the Japanese as a camp for their occupation and to imprison thousands of people. Plaza San Luis, Manila Metropolitan Theatre, Manila Central Post Office and Mabini Shrine are other notable landmarks along the Manila Bay.

Visit this Asian city with a Spanish influenced history. Explore and discover places and attractions which are unique yet amazing in the land of Manila. Make it the must visit holiday destination in your next trip. more details cheap flights to manila http://www.cheapflightstomanilauk.co.uk/.

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