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Fast-paced Manila: the Philippines’ sprawling, resilient and diverse capital

In this video, we travel to Manila, capital of the Philippines and located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay.

“Manila” is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or the city proper. The officially defined metropolitan area, called Metro Manila, the “capital region” of the Philippines, also includes the much larger Quezon City and the Makati Central Business District. It is the most populous region in the country, and one of the most populous urban areas in the world.

Resilient in the face of hardship, Manila has endured every disaster humans and nature could throw at it, and if you can keep up with its high-speed, frenetic pace, here you can eat, drink and explore 24 hours a day.

Meanwhile, thanks to its Filipino heritage of native, Spanish, Chinese and American cultures, Manila offers visitors a compelling creative landscape to discover – from edgy galleries to a lively indie music scene.

Ultimately, with its skyscrapers and gleaming malls, shanty towns and roads snarled with traffic, the Philippine capital of contrasts rewards every visitor willing to keep up and embrace adventure.

Suggested stops in your Manila itinerary include:

  • Fort Santiago
  • National Museum of the Filipino People
  • Rizal Park
  • San Agustin Church
  • Chinese Cemetery
  • Marikina Shoe Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum

View the original video here.

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