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Manila Guide

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3 days in Manila
3 days in Manila

The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is a crowded and colourful metropolis. Due to traffic congestion, it would be best to spend three days in three different parts of the city. There is a lot you can do in the city depending on your budget and your interests.

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Family-friendly Manila

Manila for young kids
Manila for young kids

There may not be too many open spaces and playgrounds for young children in Manila but those that exist are quite fun and there are a number of indoor play spaces as well. Check out a chidren's museum, a zoo and an ocean park.

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Manila on a budget

Manila for free
Manila for free

The following places will inspire you to stop and observe. Visiting the forts, a church, a park and watching a sunset at the bay are all free for you to enjoy.

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Insiders' Manila

Manila off the beaten path
Manila off the beaten path

A centuries-old church, the oldest university in Asia, Manila's Chinatown and a shoe museum may seem like odd attractions but visiting these places in Manila are not only interesting by themselves, but will also prove stimulating to the touristseeking adventures off the beaten path.

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Getaways from Manila

Daytrips from Manila
Daytrips from Manila

Take one or all of these day trips from Manila. They are all within a 3-hour drive from the city. See the world's smallest active volcano in a lake on an island in the middle of a lake, hike up another active volcano to visit its crater, dine under a waterfall, and visit a site that played a big part in World War II.

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Tagala Heritage
Tagala Heritage

This route takes you through quaint towns in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon that surround the twin mystic mountains of Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal. Enjoy the rural scenes, local flavor and...

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