Manila is known to be the most Americanized in all the Asian cities and act as a charming and dynamic capital of the Philippines, mostly frequented by island-bound and business travellers. Known to be the conglomeration of 5 municipalities and 12 cities, it is visited by a number of tourists annually who take flights to Manila and consider it to be the most intriguing destination. Colonized by America and Spain, Manila is the home of various sparkling shopping zones, fantastic entertainments and rich architectural heritage. It is widely known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ and the star allurement, that shines in the crown of Asia. It covers the land area of almost 38.55 square kilometres and is categorized by 897 barangays. The city occupies various points of interests, amongst them the most fascinating and must-see ones are described below.Manila Cathedral Philippines
Its biggest attraction is the Manila Cathedral that is erected over the remains of its eminent predecessors the first one was raised in 1581. It was completed at the start of 1951 and this Neo-Romanesque structure now acts as the greatest fascination of the area. You will be astonished to observe the rosette windows and stone carvings that have been salvaged from the antiquated ruins. The cathedral also shelters almost 4,500-pipe organ. Thought its 4 constructions were demolished by the earthquakes, yet the remaining left-behind remaining parts capture the attention of its beloved visitors. The main promenade and the best place of the city are Roxas Boulevard, where you can see the magical and stunning vistas of the breathtaking sunset. The place is always crowded with families and couples because of its idyllic location and budget-friendly offerings. A number of benches and cafes fringe the water side- the perfect one for those travellers who just love to relax and tranquil in a calm, open-air environment.
Another astonishing and wonderful site of Manila is the Intramuros which is located in the southern part of Pasig River and is also commonly called the ‘walled city’. During those times when the Philippines acted as the colony of Spain, Intramuros was constructed in 1957 and was known to be the most significant and notable focal point of religious, military and political powers. It consists of 51 distinctive blocks and was accessible only with the help of 7 fortified gates. Besides it also houses the schools, the Governor’s Palace, military barracks, domestic accommodation, hospitals and churches. Another enchanting and enthralling experience if of China Town, that came into being in 1594 and is known to be the most historical one of this world.Intramuros Manila Philippines
It is known to be the best area for wholesale stores, providing plenty of opportunities for the shopkeepers to purchase cheap and very economical goods. Apart from it, the place also features a variety of delicious Chinese food. Also, don’t miss the chance of hitting the glorious Bahay Tsinoy Museum that acts as an emblem of ancient traditions and cultures. There are many other beautiful and eye-catchy resorts of Manila that you should visit, once you are here so just get ready for an enticing and adventurous trip to the Philippines.