Manila in Philipines is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a total of 20 million people living in the urban area.
It’s always been an important trading city and has a long and diverse background as well as a ethnically diverse population. Not only that, it’s a beautiful city to visit. We got the best things to do in the city while you’re here…
Best things to do Manila:
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This vibrant community market sells everything you could ever want, from fresh seafood and juices to artisan jams and preserves. Whether you want an indulgent street cheat meal or a healthy snack, Salcedo Market is a must-visit.
2. Stroll along Manila Baywalk
One of the most iconic stretches of road in the city. It is a 2km walk from end to end of Roxas Boulevard. Great for people watching and capturing the perfect Manila Instagram sunset.
3. Try your luck in Resorts World
Resorts World in Pasay City is a resort with casinos, glitzy hotels, restaurants, entertainment and restaurants and bars. Put on your glam outfits and spend a night chancing your luck in one of the showstopping casinos.
4. Explore Intramuros
Intramuros is also called the Walled City, and is the historic part of Manila city, dating from the Spanish Colonial period. Wander through the scenic cobblestone streets and pay a visit to San Agustin Church – the oldest church in the Philippines.
5. Try halo-halo in Binondo
Halo-halo is a popular Filipino cold dessert of crushed ice, evaporated milk and various toppings such as jelly or fruit. Head to Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown) for the best street vendors selling this refreshing treat.
6. Have a night out in a speakeasy
Manila’s bar scene includes some superb speakeasy spots – there’s hip hidden bar inside a photo booth in Cubao Expo or a cocktail bar behind a barber store. Check out our full bar guide to Manila here.
7. Visit the Dessert Museum
You’ve tried the local treats, so why not take things to a new level and visit an entire museum dedicated to dessert here in Manila? A wacky, colourful and super fun place.