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The Thriving City of Manila, Philippines   by Jose Maria Abada

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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 metropolitan area.

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 Manila

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. 

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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.
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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.

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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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Best 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.
Diamond 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
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
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.
Hyatt 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.
Makati 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.
Richmonde Hotel Manila 
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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