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Manila

Manila

A bustling, teeming and cosmopolitan megapolis, Manila is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Throbbing with different beats, Manila is filled with massive malls, shopping arcades, and cavernous office buildings and entertainment complexes. The jovial, casual and laid-back attitude of Filipinos makes the city all the more friendly and attractive. From the crowded open markets to jaw-dropping churches to its pulsating nightlife, Manila will awe your senses from the word go.

Hotels

A teeming metropolis, Manila is bustling with international hotel chains, mid-range hotels, inns and guesthouses. Spread out over several urban sprawls, a lot of these places can be found within Roxas Boulevard overlooking Manila Bay, or in the districts of Ermita and Malate.

Food & Drink

With dozens of restaurants serving a variety of different cuisines, you are spoilt for choice in Manila. American fast-food chains are particularly common and can found all across the city’s various malls and districts. For authentic Filipino cuisine, sample the local delicacies cooked by street vendors and other roadside restaurants if you can brave the pedestrians and occasional hygiene

Shopping

With a plethora of malls, shopping complexes and markets dotting the city’s landscape, Manila is definitely a shopper’s paradise. For an authentic mega-mall experience, head to the SM Mall of Asia at Roxas Boulevard, which boasts IMAX theaters, an Olympic-size ice-skating rink, open-air Music Hall as well as a Science Museum.

Nightlife

Among the most happening cities for nightlife in this part of the world, Manila’s party districts include Malate, Quezon, and Baywalk, which are lined with clubs, bars and pubs to entertain the city’s nocturnal crowd.

Spa

Luxury spas can be found throughout Manila’s pricey hotels and five-star resorts. At the same time, local massage and beauty treatment centers can be found almost anywhere in the major districts of the metropolis.

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