Manila is the capital city of the Philippines, located approximately 600 miles southeast of Hong Kong. Things to do and see include; Intramuros, where many old buildings and churches can be found, Rizal Park, with its gardens and lake and the National Museum (within Rizal Park). The Philippines is culturally diverse and English is widely spoken. Northwest Airlines and Philippine Airlines operate direct flights to Manila from cities across the USA. www.manila.gov.ph
Manila, the somewhat daunting capital and
pulsating hub of the Philippines, is situated on the east coast of
Luzon, the most northerly island, also the largest and the most
well developed. The city was founded in 1571 on the site of a
Muslim settlement. Its major tourist attraction is the old Spanish
walled city, known as Intramuros, which contains some historic
buildings and ruins.
Rizal Park Manila
The 58-hectare (143 acre) Rizal Park is named
for Dr Jose Rizal, renowned Philippine anti-colonialist, writer and
San Agustin Church Manila
Within Intramuros stands Manila's oldest
stone church, San Agustin, which was completed in 1606 and has
since survived the ravages of time and successive invasions.
National Museum of the Philippines Manila
The large and comprehensive National Museum
of the Philippines preserves and showcases the cultural, historical
and natural heritage of the islands with collections housed in two
different buildings (within Rizal Park).
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