Manila goes beyond being a gateway to out-of-town day trips and popular island destinations. It is a developing metropolis which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. The city is home to the economic, political, social, and cultural activity centers of the Philippines, as well as over 16 supermalls offering a variety of local and international brands.
Manila’s moniker, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, couldn’t be more apt – its shell reveals its jewel only to those resolute enough to pry. Rich in culture and history, Manila is the very place to visit for travelers looking to immerse in a myriad of ethno linguistics, a beautiful chaos sitting in a mega-city teeming with unique stories.