A vacation in the urban madness of Manila is certainly unusual, but the array of boutique hotels and unique things to do make the city a fantastic spot for cultural exploration. Visit Manila to enjoy its intriguing history and fusion of societies.
You cannot visit Manila without marveling at its distinctive culture. Begin your vacation by wandering around the National Museum of the Philippines, which tells the story of the city and country. Other interesting historical attractions in Manila include Corregidor Island. This is a memorial for the troops that were fighting the Japanese in World War Two and the walled city of Intramuros; which offers an insight to colonial Manila.
While you are in Manila, be sure not to miss their characteristic street markets, filled with stalls of unique products and delicious food. Haggling is a pastime at these markets, so you will be sure to fill your suitcase with some fantastic deals. As the city booms, Manila’s dining scene has certainly not been left behind. Modern Manila is home to a variety of restaurants. Whether you fancy local Filipino cuisine or a meal inspired by the city’s rich heritage, you will be sure to find it in the capital. Try Toyo Eatery for locally sourced Filipino cuisine, or take your taste buds on a tour around the archipelago’s 2000 inhabited islands at Gallery Vask.