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The capital of Philippines, Manila (officially City of Manila) is one of
the oldest cities in the country. Situated on the eastern shore of Manila
Bay, it is home to several landmarks. Some of these include Fort Santiago,
San Agustin Church, National Museum of the Filipino People, Ayala Museum,
The National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila
Cathedral, and more. Travelers who are foodie should head to the oldest
Chinatown to enjoy the delicious Hokkien food, visit Pasay Seafood Market
for sea food, or Divisoria Market for street food. Divisoria Market is also
a great place to shop for cloths, handicrafts, various fresh produce of the
region, and more.
Things to Do in Manila
Divisoria Market is one of the best places to taste the city’s street food
and enjoy shopping. Here, one can buy anything from cloths, accessories,
handicrafts to various fresh produce of the region. While here, it is
suggested to hire a guide so that you can negotiate with the vendors.
Manila Baywalk is a waterside promenade stretching up to nearly 2
kilometers between US Embassy and the Cultural Center of the Philippines
(CCP). Lined with palm trees, it is good place to watch sunset in the city.
Here, one will find everything, from skyscrapers, cafes, restaurants, live
music and street performers to food vendors.
Pasay Seafood Market
Pasay Seafood Market is situated near the Mall of Asia. The market features
stalls piled with shrimps, lobsters, langoustines, crabs, mussels, and
variety of fish from tuna to blue marlin. Travelers can buy stuff from
these stalls and can take it to the restaurants outside the market to get
it prepared according to their taste. Though it can be a little expensive
way to dine but is a great way to taste the fresh produce of the region.
Best Time to Fly to Manila
The best time to book cheap flights from New York City to Manila is between
the months of November &April (Dry Season). During these months, the
weather in the city remains pleasant. Thus, allowing visitors to explore
the region at its best. It is suggested to book NYC to MNL flights in
advance to avoid paying more later!