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Manila, Philippines

General Information

Regions of Interest

From a tiny tribal settlement at the mouth of a natural harbor, Manila has grown into a metropolis of more than 10 million. Metro Manila is the country's largest urban area and is the gateway to an astonishing variety of island destinations in one of the most beautiful and exotic countries on earth.

Historic Sites

Metro Manila is a stunning contrast. Beneath the rumble of big city traffic lie the cobbled lanes of Intramuros, Rizal Park and Chinatown.


Shopping in Manila is fun and easy. Shopping malls bustle with activity just a drive away from the lush golfing greens. Behind the counters of shopping malls are smiling and gracious Filipinas eager to help. One can also visit Manila’s frenzied flea markets where bargain hunters will fall head over heels in love with the bargain basement prices of fabrics, ready to wear clothes, shoes and slippers, houseware and decors, and fresh produce. One will experience the oriental‑style haggling which is considered part of the fun when shopping.

Gastronomy and Nightlife

Throbbing discos and entertainment bars sit side‑by‑side with the quiet halls of museums and art galleries. Gourmet restaurants ring with the tinkle of wineglasses, while canteens, fast food chains and street food resound with hearty laughter and healthy appetites.


Where to stay is never a problem in Metro Manila. It has more than 13,000 hotel rooms for visitors ranging from deluxe, superior, standard, economy class, pensions and inns scattered within the city.

Theme Parties

Experience the beautiful islands of the Philippines through theme parties designed to showcase the country's rich past, vivid traditions, and world‑class products. With the gracious hospitality and famed skill in entertaining, the Filipinos can throw a memorable party like no other.


To all these strengths, add the ingredient which makes Metro Manila apart from any other city ... the Filipino spirit for FUN which makes the smallest meetings special and the biggest conventions more memorable.