Manila is the cosmopolitan capital of the Philippines and one of Asia’s mega cities. This dynamic metropolis has a diverse selection of holiday highlights and attractions which includes a thriving art scene, impressive colonial buildings, the world’s oldest Chinatown, grandeur palaces, lush gardens, shopping hubs and extensive nightlife options. Manila is also a foodie’s paradise that is sure to satisfy your palate. There are fine dine restaurants, fast food shops and food stalls galore serving an exquisite range of Filipino cuisines. Must-try dishes include balut (duck embryo), the famed halo-halo desert and fried fish balls. Manila is a very creative city with admirable art displayed in world-class museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, which has an incredible collection of native and worldwide contemporary art and Art in Island, a selfie museum featuring 3D illusion art. Colourful artworks are also displayed on the walls, bridges and walkways of Manila and there is an annual art festival hosted in the city; evidently there is a huge passion for art here. Brightsun Travel offers cheap airfares to Manila all year round, so you can plan and book an enticing getaway.
Manila is home to a number of major tourist attractions and experiences. Amongst them is the famed Manila Bay, a natural harbour that’s renowned as one of the world’s best sunset viewing spots. Rizal Park is another landmark of the city and one of Asia’s largest urban parks with a Chinese garden, museums, a dancing fountain which produces a spectacular water show in the evenings and much more. For the ultimate shopping experience in Manila, why not spend the day at the SM Mall of Asia? It’s one of the largest malls in the Philippines with a large number of shops and boutiques, as well as a fantastic food court and a leisure and entertainment complex. Those interested in learning about Manila’s rich Spanish history and bygone era can visit the walled city of Intramuros. This is one of Manila’s oldest districts which is home to many buildings featuring Spanish Colonial architecture, including the magnificent Fort Santiago. Contact Brightsun Travel to book tickets to Manila from India and look forward to an immense sightseeing getaway to this city.