- Top Attractions to Watch Out For In Manila
Manila is regarded as Southeast Asia’s best capital city which is known for sightseeing and varied culture. As Asia’s former Spanish colony, this Filipino capital is best known for its laidback atmosphere, leafy residential streets, karaoke bars, Intramuros, and the Hobbit House.
Museums: Manila has a huge number of museums which covers a wide number of themes. If you want to have a glimpse of the pre-Hispanic artifacts, then visiting the National Museum of the Filipino People is a must. Travelers can also drop at the Rizal Shrine Museum which is nearby the Intramuros and it highlights the extraordinary life of the national hero Dr Jose Rizal who was executed for standing up against the Spanish. His life has been documented as a modern day Renaissance man in this museum.
Churches: History lovers will just love this place. It is one of the oldest stone churches in Manila. The San Agustin Church has survived 2 fires and 7 earthquakes. This Roman Catholic Church was actually the third Augustan church erected and is located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros. It was built during the Spanish colonial period and has been honored as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Shopper’s Haven: Mall of Asia (MOA) is one of the largest shopping malls in Asia. Big concerts and events are held inside this mall. For the shopaholics this is a perfect place. Cultural events also take place here. Famous personalities like Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and many more famous personalities have performed here. Apart from this, the mall also holds fireworks displays during special occasions. Tourists can have the best shopping experience.
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