Visit 5 Must See Places in Manila

Manila Ocean Park, Foursquare.com

Of all the wonderful places in the world, you can never deny that Philippines is one of those countries mostly visited by foreign people. The locals are frequently staying over at a place they chose to have their vacation or just roaming around “must-see “places. It is a target to be in different places or cities if you’re a traveller. Light backpacking is enough so that your travel will be at ease. When you’re travelling for adventure or interest instead of business, you’re going to have a whole different set of needs, especially when it comes to planning your itinerary. There are some fabulous deals online, but until you become familiar with how to find them, it can take hours to hunt them down. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. Knowing the city, there are really lots of beautiful places you can find. Here is a list of 5 must see places in Manila. Take a look at them and maybe someday you will have the chance to visit these areas.

1. Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park, Foursquare.com

The attractive and astonishing world-class marine theme park in Manila. Don’t expect this place to be rural but instead imagine urban areas with marine life preserved. It has an area of 8000 sq. Meters and a 25-meter underwater acrylic tunnel. There are breath taking sites, amazing attractions, and exciting activities you will have to experience such as Jellies exhibit, Mermaid swim experience, Oceanarium wherein you can have a view of Maine life in front and above you. Glasses are only barriers so you can walk anywhere you want to go and have a feel of marine life. Sea Lion show is also given as well as penguin talk show and all-star bird show. You want your feet to be relaxed? Then they also serve Fish Spa. It’s amazing actually how fishes can give you enough relaxation and sensation to your feet. They also have a big swimming pool best seen at night with the lights that give light outdoor.

Name:
Manila Ocean Park
Address:
Roxas Blvd (at Parade Ave), Manila, City of Manila, Philippines
TEL:
+63 2 567 7777
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Intramuros

Intramuros, Foursquare.com

One of the historic places and old district most visited in the Philippines. Intramuros is rich in history and culture among Filipinos. It will mostly give you explanations on how Spain influenced the culture of Filipinos. Well, some of them but not all of the culture that Filipinos have. It is located in Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila. Do not miss a single corner there. The old colonial buildings and the museum of the rich family in Spain. Some of the highlights seen in Intramuros is the entrance of Fort Santiago and the walls of the Fort.

Name:
Intramuros
Address:
1002 Manila, City of Manila, Philippines
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

3. San Agustin Church

San Agustin Church of Manila, Foursquare.com

It is located in Gen. Luna St, Manila, Maynila, KalakhangMaynila. One of the oldest stone church in the Philippines. It was founded in 1571. You will be amazed at the architecture and spaces that are built for the Church. They are getting a lot of reviews and most people dream to have their wedding ceremony in this Church. It is sometimes called as the “Wedding capital” of the Philippines as the place and the aura of it seem perfect for solemn celebrations with peace and respect for each of the people visiting. It was declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) as World Heritage Site 1993. Exhibition of relics of the Spanish colonial period and objects displayed will awe you because of the historic content of the place and its surroundings.

Name:
San Agustin Church of Manila
Address:
General Antonio Luna St., Manila, City of Manila, Philippines
TEL:
+63 2 527 2746
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

4. Coconut Palace

The coconut palace is an astonishing, big palace in Manila. From the word itself, the place is surrounded by coconut trees famous in the Philippines. It is a mansion of the Philippine Government on the Campus of the cultural Center in the Philippines. It is designed by several types of hardwood specifically related to coconut shells, coconut designs, and coconut lumbers. Now it is the residence of the Vice President in the Philippines. But before that, it was popularly known as a wedding reception for famous people in the Philippines. It also has a gorgeous swimming pool outside for people who want to have a refreshing view.

5. Star City

Star City, Foursquare.com

This is the popular 35,000 square meter amusement park in Manila. All the rides are unbelievably enjoyable to families, couples, and friends. It is a form of entertainment in the center of Manila. Rides and attraction are everywhere. Everybody can enjoy at an affordable rate for the rides and activities set for each person. Anyone can do Viking, jungle splash, and star flyer which is the only inverted roller coaster in the Philippines. It will give you chills looking down from the top.

Name:
Star City
Address:
Vicente Sotto St, CCP Complex (at Roxas Blvd), Pasay, Pasay City, Philippines
TEL:
+63 2 833 4483
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Manila is a great place to visit. Rich of cultural and historical places. To mention the modern activities and places that are situated in there. These must-see places published are tips for you to find a great deal for travel in Manila. If you have the time, you can share your experience and post it so to have a good review of how Manila looks like and those must see places that are waiting for you to just visit.

Author

Sienasmec
Shenna is a registered nurse in the Philippines. She's on her early 20's and have been travelling. She writes articles about travel to share her opinions, experiences, and likes and dislikes about the places that she has been to. She has been working as a freelancer writing articles from USA employers and in other countries. She has been to different places in the Philippines. Her Goal is to travel outside especially in Europe and in USA.