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Be in Queen City of the Pacific with Manila Holidays

 

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila is situated on the Manila Bay's eastern shore and is home to several historic landmarks. It was the subject of a documentary film made in 1938 by an American filmmaker, and thus got the nickname 'Queen City of the Pacific'. Home to many skyscrapers and gleaming malls, the city makes for an ideal place for sightseeing. An impressive fact about Manila is that it rose to prominence despite being destroyed almost completely in the Second World War.

 

Eating out in Manila

 

You would love to savour the Lumpia, which is quite similar in appearance to a spring roll and is available in fresh as well as deep fried versions. Another delicacy to try is Chicken Sotanghon, a soup-like dish prepared using chicken, mushrooms, green onions, noodles, and carrots. Beef Mechado is also worth trying for its saucy feel and generous additions of beef, potatoes and carrots. You can savour the popular local delights during your Manila holidays at Robinsons Place Food Court.

 

Places to visit in Manila

 

One of the prominent places in the city is Rizal Park, which comprises of the Chinese and Japanese gardens as well as statues of Filipino heroes. You would love watching the sunset and explore some of the local restaurants during a visit to Manila Bay. The old district of this city called Intramuros reminds visitors of the times when the city was under Spanish colonial rule. If you wish to visit a beach with fine pebbles instead of sands, head to Malabrigo in the Batangas province.

 

Fun activities in Manila

 

Among the exciting activities to be enjoyed in this city is a canoe ride through the rapids to Pagsanjan Falls. You can have an extraordinary wildlife experience while on a tiger safari, which takes you through a tiger enclosure near the Subic Naval Base. The trekking adventure to a wide expanse of hardened black lava of the Taal volcano would be one of your once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Visit the Mall of Asia for a fantastic shopping experience.

 

Nightlife in Manila

 

When you are out on the streets of Manila after dark, a fabulous nightlife awaits you in the Filipino capital with its bars, clubs and restaurants. You can visit The Palace located in Uptown Bonifacio, which houses a thrilling nightclub called Valkyrie, one of the biggest in the country. It delights visitors with its soothing cocktails and the best visual and sound equipment.

 

Accommodation in Manila

 

If you are looking for a luxurious accommodation while holidaying in the city, there some excellent five-star hotels to choose from. There are budget hotels for cost-conscious tourists, which offer basic facilities in their rooms. For those looking for cheaper options, the city has a range of choices, such as bed and breakfast, apartment or condominium rentals, hostels, guesthouses, and capsule rooms. Getting around in the city is made convenient with the help of trains, buses, taxis, Jeepneys, and car rentals.

 

Festivals in Manila

 

Christmas and New Year's Eve are celebrated with great zest in the city with a number of social events. On the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the traffic shuts down and people gather on the streets for an all-day parade. Another religious celebration called Flores de Mayo takes place in May, which is enjoyed even by non-religious people. Other important events in the city are a two-week international film festival known as Cinemanila and an annual music festival called Fete de la Musique de Manila.

 

Best time to visit Manila

 

During the period from January to March, the weather in this Filipino city is extremely pleasant with comfortable temperatures that are ideal for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The cheap holidays to Manila offered by Lowest2 not only gives you the chance to have greater savings but also includes the best offerings of this city.