THE Southeast Asian archipelago of the Philippines is a firm favorite with international travelers looking to experience antiquated architecture, multicultural food, stunning landscapes, gushing waterfalls, vibrant marine life, and some of the kindest people on the planet.
In particular, its capital city, Manila, boasts inexhaustible vivacity where Spanish, Chinese, American and even Japanese influences come together to offer a captivating blend of Western and Asian heritage.
From colorful cultural sights to modern attractions and a throbbing night scene, this stimulating Filipino city is one that never sleeps and promises something for every traveler. Although, for some, all that noise and congestion, and the never-ending stream of activities might prove a little too hectic.
A city with soul, Manila thrives as a true Asian megacity. Take a look at some of the sights that the city has to offer:
View from Manila Bay
Manila City Hall
A vegetable market in Manila
Adobo, the national Filipino dish
Upscale Greenbelt shopping mall