With around 1.6 million people living in an area of 16.56 square meter, Manila gets the crown of being the most densely populated cities in the world so much so that several burial grounds had to give away so as to pave the way for more urban expansion. But the other side of the coin also states that it is among the emerging cities of the world. The Philippine capital is famous for its antique religious architectural style which is reflected in its centuries-old churches. Home to the oldest Chinatown, Manila is a melting pot where people of different ethnicities have thrived for centuries.
You can reach this city through the Clark International Airport and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Both of them cater to national and international flights. What’s more is that if you book from trusted sites you can avail Cheap Dubai to Manila flights tickets, Auckland to Manila flight tickets, Kathmandu to Manila flight tickets and more.
When you will reach Manila, the first thing that will greet you is the snarling angry traffic of the place. But once you get over that, there’s a lot to explore and see, like:
Manila Ocean Park: The only Oceanarium in Manila offers you the opportunity to interact with a variety of marine animals like jellyfishes, sharks, stingrays and 14,000 more such animals.
Star City: One of the most popular amusement parks in the whole country. Located right in the middle of a busy city, here you will be able to enjoy extreme rides like the Frisbee, Vikings, Surf Dance and Jungle Splash. If you are there with family then there are family friendly rides like the Magic Forest, Dragon Express and more. However, we would recommend getting a ride on Philippine’s tallest Ferris wheel which stands tall at 60 meters. Pro tip: play with the “snow” at Snow World.
Yexel’s toy museum: Asia’s biggest Optimus Prime bust, thousands of toy collectibles are inside the building. Disney cartoons, Barbie Dolls, as well as Anime and Movie figures are all present inside the museum. The most popular figures are Star Wars, Marvel and DC Universe, Simpsons, SpongeBob and, of course, the Prime himself.
Manila Bay: Spanning hundreds of kilometers from end to end, during sunset, couples gather near the platform of the Bay to watch the sunset.
SM Mall of Asia: The 11th largest mall in the world, fourth largest mall is in the Philippines. It has a fantastic nightlife and sunset. You will encounter a lot of mini bars and rides; also experience a little extreme adventure if you try their mini zip line. A huge Ferris wheel can also be experienced that will give you the view of the Metro Manila’s South as well as Cavite.
Manila is a city that houses the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary together into a heady mix which is all laid underneath its traffic snarls and population explosion.