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Thriving City of Manila, Philippines by Jose Maria Abada
Manila, Philippines is one
of the 17 metropolis and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila and
the country's capital. It is the place for most Filipinos to realize their
dreams. There are several work opportunities in the city being the country's
commercial hub with a modern metropolis that offer wide opportunity ventures.
Just like any other provinces
and cities, Manila also holds a story of its own with several infrastructures
and historical landmarks that hold its own stories. In terms of population,
Manila is the fifth largest city and holds the world's eleventh largest
A Touch of History
|The city has its own stories
to share that mark history. It is known as the Kingdom of Namayan and Kingdom
of Tondo because it was the capital of old Tondo. It is also known as Gintu
or the Land of Gold. Invaded by different nations, the city still has the
traces of the previous occupants. The Cabilido Street in Intramuros is
a landmark that represents the Spanish occupation from 1581-1898. British
also invaded Manila and in 1898-1946, the American occupation gave the
city several distinctive supports. American has been the refuge of Filipinos
to be free from the Spaniards. Manila Bay is a place in Manila that reminds
the Filipinos of the war that took place between these two forces.
Prominent Landmarks in
The Archdiocese of Manila
is located in Manila. It is the country's oldest archdiocese in the history.
Apart from this, churches run by different religious orders are very prominent,
too. San Agustin Church in Intramuros is one of the most famous churches
in the place. The place is not only open for the Catholics but has been
a place for other faiths and beliefs.
Manila is a home to many
Buddhist and Taoist temples, The Golden Mosque of the Muslims, Hindu temple
for the Indian people and synagogue for the Jewish and The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Many prestigious universities
also inhabit Manila in a place called the University Belt. This is the
famous term for institutions in higher concentration and of good quality
education. Among the popular universities in Manila are the University
of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippine
Normal University, Technological University of the Philippines, Philippine
Christian University, the Philippine Women's University, De La Salle University,
and De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde.
|Other catholic schools are
also within the University belt such as the Paco Catholic School, San Beda
College, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson University, St. Paul University.
Other private schools in Manila are the University of the East, Far Eastern
University, Centro Escolar University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the
Mapua Institute of Technology, Lyceum of the Philippines University and
its very own Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
Some of the interesting places
in Manila include the famous Rizal Park where the country's national hero
had his execution.
The Chinese and Japanese
Gardens, the Department of Tourism Building, the National Museum of the
Philippines, and the National Library of the Philippines are also among
the known landmarks in Manila.
Rajah Sulayman Park, Manila
Boardwalk, Liwasang Bonifacio, Plaza Miranda, Paco Park, Remedios Circle,
Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden are among the popular parks that
any traveler will love to visit in Manila. You can always find beautiful
places and several striking landmarks with a story to tell in Manila, Philippines.
|About the Author: Jose Maria
Abada writes travel articles for Philippine Travel Guide. You can find
helpful information about Manila Philippines and Philippine
Travel on this website.
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HOTELS IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES
browsing hotels in Manila
Western Hotel La Corona Manila
The Best Western Hotel La
Corona is a boutique hotel ideally located for adventure and business travelers-along
the coast line of historic Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay, which boasts
of the world-famous Manila Bay Sunset. The Cultural Center of the Philippines
as well as the Philippine International Convention Center are within the
area. The world famous Rizal Park is just 700 meters from the hotel. Guests
to this Manila hotel will enjoy the comfort of well-appointed rooms and
extra amenities such as a complimentary breakfast buffet, free welcome
drinks and a daily newspaper. On-site dining options appeal to a wide range
of tastes with continental, Western, Filipino, Chinese and vegetarian cuisine.
Hotel Philippines Manila
Set against the magnificent
golden sunset of exceptional beauty is Diamond Hotel Philippines. Located
along the scenic Manila Bay area, Diamond Hotel is only minutes away from
the international and domestic airports, and the Makati business district.
Also within the vicinity are Manila's famous historical landmarks, cultural
and convention centers, shopping malls, and Malate's spectacular night
life. Diamond Hotel has a variety of restaurants and bars specializing
in different cuisines and diners are sure to have a remarkable dining experience.
Function rooms are also available for memorable weddings and successful
corporate events. Swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool, tennis court, Diamond
Spa, LifeSpan Reflexology and Diamond Club gym facilities are perfect for
recreational and fitness activities
Set in lush tropical gardens
with the feel of a deluxe resort, Edsa Shangri-La Manila is a luxury hotel
that combines attentive service with exceptional facilities in the centre
of Ortigas Centre's businesses and shopping areas. This Manila hotel is
home to a fine range of well-appointed rooms and suites that offer delightful
views of the city and the hotel’s tropical garden. The restaurants at Edsa
Shangri-La, Manila offer guests a culinary tour of the best in international
cuisine. This luxury hotel beckons discerning diners to indulge in fine
cuisine at its range of restaurants in Manila. Dine on Italian pasta and
seafood at Paparazzi, indulge in Cantonese specialties at Summer Palace,
or sample the market fresh sushi at Senju.
Hotel and Casino Manila
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
is a deluxe business hotel ideally situated in the heart of cosmopolitan
Malate. The hotel is only a few minutes from the international airport,
business districts, the largest shopping centre and popular entertainment
destinations in Manila. It is surrounded by Manila's culturally rich and
well-preserved historical points of interest, such as Intramuros, Luneta
and Rizal Parks, Chinatown and the Cultural Centre of the Philippines.
From the hotel, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the world-renowned
sunset over Manila Bay.
Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
Just twenty minutes from
the international airport, known for its well-appointed, spacious accommodations
and exceptional restaurants, Makati Shangri-La, Manila is a luxury hotel
that provides business and leisure travellers with a serene haven at the
central financial and commercial district of Manila. Dining at the Makati
Shangri-La, Manila offers a uniquely satisfying combination of Asian and
Western cuisine. Offering tantalising gastronomic treats, this luxury hotel
calls discerning guests to indulge at its host of ambient restaurants in
Manila. Dine on seafood and steak in the casual cosmopolitan environment
of Red. Enjoy market-fresh sushi at Inagiku or sample modern Cantonese
dishes at Shang Palace. For casual dining, head to the international buffet
at Circles Event Café.
The Richmonde features an
indoor pool, fitness centre and rooms with a flat-screen TV. Free private
parking, massage treatments and 3 dining options are available. Ninoy Aquino
International Airport is 19 km from The Richmonde Hotel. The hotel is a
5-minute walk from SM Megamall and Robinsons Galleria. Rooms at The Richmonde
are fitted with Wi-Fi access, cable channels and ample work space. They
are equipped with a minibar, hairdryer and a safe. The private bathroom
comes with shower facilities and amenities. Guests can enjoy a massage
in the privacy of their rooms, or exercise in the fitness room. The Exchange
Bar offers a nightly hors d’oeuvres buffet with free-flow beer and cocktails,
as well as live entertainment on selected days. Baked treats and beverages
are served at The Lobby Café. 24-hour room service is provided.
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