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I'm coming back home to Manila!
Folks are wondering what it feels like living in Manila since I've spent my entire life here. So, I decided why not make a lens about it.
The city of Manila is commonly known as "Maynila" for Filipinos, is the capital city of the Philippines and the second most populous city of the country with more than 1.6 inhabitants and also in the metropolitan area is the second most populous in Southeast Asia.
Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people. It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon. The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area.
From shopping malls to high class sea ports, Manila City got it all, and one of the most visited places here is the Rizal Park where our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was executed and buried. His monument was made there to commemorate his works for his motherland.
The Metropolitan Manila region acquired its independence entity in 1975. It has been classified as a "Beta" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.
Information Courtesy from: The Official Website of the City of Manila, Philippines
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- Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park president Lim Chee Yong proudly said that the marine park would be among the most advanced ocean parks in Asia. It could also well be one of the biggest in Asia with an area larger than the famous Sentosa oceanarium in Singapore.
INTRAMUROS, the old capital of Manila, was built in 1571. It remains a monumental, if ruined, relic of the Spanish period in Philippine history. It is a city within a city, separated from the rest of Manila by its crumbling walls. This ancient capita
- San Augustin Church
San Agustn Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Completed by 1607, it is the oldest church currently standing in the Philippines. No other
- Manila Cathedral
The seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, is presently the 6th cathedral to rise on the site since 1581.
- Quiapo Church (Plaza Miranda)
Quiapo Church, also known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, is the site of the annual January Black Nazarene procession. One of Manila's most famous churches, Quiapo Church gets very crowded every Friday when thousands of devotees come to
- Malate Church
The Malate Church is a Baroque-style church which faces a small park and beyond that Manila Bay. The church was built originally on this spot in the sixteenth century by the Augustinians, and is one of the oldest churches in Manila outside of Intramu
- Fort Santiago
Marks its entrance on the northwestern trip to Instramuros which started in 1571 and completed nearly 150 years later by Filipino forced labor.
- China Town
The Chinatown which is located along the northern bank of the historic Pasig River symbolizes the long history of the Chinese presence in the Philippines long before the arrival of the Spaniards.
- Manila Bay
Considered the finest harbor in the far east where the famous "Battle of Manila Bay" was fought between the Americans and the Spaniards in 1898. Many historians believed that the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade between Philippines and Mexico, principal
- Rizal Park (Luneta)
Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. It is at the northern end of Roxas Boulevard, overlooking Manila Bay.
- City College of Manila
City College of Manila or Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, (formerly Universidad De Manila) was founded in 1995 during the term of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. It was then located at the old Philippine National Bank building in Santa Cruz until the bu
- University of Santo Tomas
The oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia, Founded on April 11, 1611 by Reverend Father Miguel de Benavides.
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is a pioneer, a leader, and a model institution of higher learning in the Philippines.
- Paco Park
Paco Park is a 4,114.80 square meter recreational garden area and was once Manila's municipal cemetery during the Spanish colonial period. It is located along General Luna St. and at the east end of Padre Faura Street in Paco district in the City of
- Bonifacio Shrine
Built to pay homage to our great hero Gat. Andres Bonifacio whose courage and conviction in fighting for freedom & independence serve as an inspiration for the youth.
- Rizal Shrine
The restored shrine inside Fort Santiago houses Rizaliana items in memory of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last few days here before he was executed on December 30, 1896.
- Mabini Shrine
Apolinario Mabini, the intellectual leader of the Philippine revolution, lived in this house as a law student, a lawyer and worker who advocated Philippine Independence from Spain.
- Malacanang Palace
Seat of the head of the Government of the Philippines since Spanish times, officially stands on the north bank of the Pasig River whose legendary beauty celebrated in song.
- Ermita District
Originally known as "Lagyo". In 1951, a chapel was constructed for Nuestra Seora de Guia. A Mexican hermit arrived in the place, lived in the chapel, and people called it as "La Ermita". Ermita was a fishing village prior to arrival of the Spaniards
- Casa Manila
It is a colonial lifestyle museum which is part of Plaza San Luis Complex. The house which is rebuilt of the original house that stood on the same site was patterned after a mid-19th century house that stood along Calle de Jaboneros in San Nicolas, B
- Pasig RIver
Considered as the "Cradle of Civilization" in Manila, a 16 km. long river. Great communities have always sprung along waterways and that was how Maynilad must have begun..
Travel Guide Books about Manila - highly recommended!
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Videos about Manila
Travel Information Resources about Manila
- The Official Website of the City of Manila, Philippines
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- Manila Travel Information and Travel Guide - Philippines - Lonely ...
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- Manila travel guide - Wikitravel
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- Current local time in Manila - Philippines
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- The Manila Times Internet Edition | June 03, 2009
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- mb.com.ph | Manila Bulletin
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