Manila is the Philippines’ iconic capital which is home to stunning beaches, tranquil parks, authentic markets, alluring cultural venues and delightful culinary experiences. This multifaceted Far East city has contemporary appeal and historic charm and grandeur blended perfectly as a whole; you can discover ancient sites with colonial architecture as well as gleaming skyscrapers and modern shopping malls in Manila. The options are endless here; admire street art in Bonifacio Global City, head to the Star City amusement park to enjoy a number of thrilling rides, visit Rizal Park to witness dancing fountains and statues of freedom fighters, stroll around the Manila Baywalk promenade to enjoy spectacular sunset views and step inside the Manila Ocean Park to spot the likes of sting rays, sharks and jellyfishes through a glass walkway tunnel. Manila is also home to the world’s oldest Chinatown, which is located in the city’s Binondo district; here you can sample authentic Filipino dishes, including halo-halo desserts and balut (duck embryo). Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about luxury holidays to Manila from India and treat yourself to a dream holiday.
Manila is a treasure trove of heritage and religious landmarks. The most famous ancient attraction of the city is the San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest church in the Philippines, built in the 16th century with stunning paintings and Baroque style architecture. Another key attraction in Manila is the Malacanang Palace, the official residence of the president of the Philippines, which features a range of historical photographs and paintings. You can also head to Fort Santiago, a 15th century monument which was the location of Philippine Revolution’s national hero Jose Rizal’s imprisonment before his execution. Manila is also renowned for its excellent museum spaces, including the National Museum of Natural History which allows you to learn about Filipino biodiversity by exploring exhibits, skeletons and life-size replicas of marine species. Then there’s the National Museum of Fine Arts which displays various paintings and sculptures created by famed Filipino artists, including Juan Luna. Book exclusive holiday packages to Manila from India and look forward to discovering this city’s fascinating cultural heritage.