I’ve Been to Manila Series

Manila is a many-splendored thing. You may not have an idea of what to make of it—its restless highways and busy malls, highrise structures and paved parks, its cacophony, complexity and confusing diversity. It may not be in your top vacation spot, sure. But darling, if you only take a second look, there’s no other place so beautiful and so ugly that can give you the best of city life.

What to see in Manila? Here are some interesting places to visit in the metro among hundred others.

■ UP Diliman
■ Bonifacio Global City
■ Dangwa
■ Luneta Park
■ Recto
■ Fort Santiago
■ San Agustin Church
■ La Mesa Ecopark

Just too many to list. Have fun exploring the metro.

* Photos taken with Cherry Mobile Flare


ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.