Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers.
It is called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, which couldn’t be apter – its unappealing shell reveals its jewel only to those resolute enough to seek. The city which thrives as a true Asian megacity, has endured every disaster humans and nature could throw at it. The modern Manila has its fair share of Skyscrapers which pierce the hazy sky, mushrooming from the grinding poverty of expansive shanty towns, while gleaming malls foreshadow Manila’s brave new air-conditioned world.
Manila has some outstanding sightseeing, visitors who put in the effort will discover its creative soul – from edgy galleries to a lively indie music scene. Manila is not only one of Asia's most underrated cities, but one of its coolest.
Manila International Airport, is the major airport and one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area, being the main international gateway to the Philippines.
NAIA is located along the border between Pasay City and Parañaque City in Metro Manila
It is about 4 miles (7 km) south of the city, and southwest of Makati City's Central Business District.
Some of the major airlines which connect the UK and Manila are:
THINGS TO DO
Top 10 attractions in Manila are:
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best time to visit Manila is from November to March.
The summer months which are from April to June are quite hot and humid and are not preferable to roam in the city.
Winter months after Christmas are great for shopping as the rates of most products are discounted. But fares are comparatively high during Christmas due to the holiday season in the UK.
If you are looking to buy a cheap ticket then November, January and March are a good time to visit Manila.
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