Manila can be an overwhelming place to visit. However, with a well-planned itinerary, it's fairly easy. As the Philippines' capital, Manila is typically seen as a guidepost for exploring the country's wonderful campsites, breathtaking islands, and beaches. Nevertheless, just in Manila, there are several tourist attractions to see.
Here are some of the local spots in the Philippines' bustling capital and its surrounding cities that you should put on your bucket list:
INTRAMUROS SERVES AS YOUR TIME MACHINE
Intramuros, also known as the "Walled City," is Manila's oldest and iconic city. It was once the seat of power during the Spanish era, and there are numerous historic and contemporary sites to visit to discover more about our Philippine culture.
Things to do in the Walled City
- Ride a Kalesa - Cost: PHP 350 to PHP 500 for 30 minutes
- Take a road trip using a Bambike (Bamboo Bike) - Cost: PHP 200 for 1 hour
- Visit Museo de Intramuros - free admission
- In Bahay Tsinoy, experience the traditions of Filipino Chinese - Cost: PHP 60 TO PHP 100
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IS WORTH VISITING
The Philippines Museum was established to commemorate the Filipino people. These buildings are the country's greatest valuable ethnological, anthropological, archaeological, and visual artifacts from prehistory to the present. Museums spark our curiosity about our deep culture, heritage, and environment, which form our cultural identity, through artworks, sculptures, and valuable artifacts.
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Address: Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
FOOD TRIP AT BINONDO
Binondo is a very well-known historical and culinary destination in Manila. The oldest Chinatown has its way to make you feel like you’re in another country. Binondo is the heart of Manila's commercial activity, with all kinds of Filipino-Chinese businesses.
FOODS TO EXPECT:
- Lo Tau
PRICE RANGE - PHP 100 - PHP 350/dish
Manila has so much to offer. The city has a rich culture and is one of the world's fastest-growing tourist destinations. It provides a wide range of activities for both locals and tourists, including day trips, food and cuisine, museum-hopping, bike riding, historical revisits, and more.