Visiting South East Asia will never be complete if you don’t get to stay in the charming island collective that is the Philippines. If you don’t have enough time to go to the beaches one by one, you have the option to explore the cosmopolitan hub that is Metro Manila.
Officially known as the National Capital Region, Metro Manila is home to 16 cities, including the City of Manila, which is the country’s capital, and one municipality. This means that there are many reasons you should explore this part of the Philippines.
Some of the top reasons are slated below:
Culture is here
Metro Manila is perhaps one of the most cosmopolitan areas in the world. This is brought about by the influences of conquerors, which include the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese. Trade partners, such as India and China, also left an imprint on the city. If you want to know about this, you can always visit the following: Intramuros, Binondo (the oldest Chinatown in the World), Makati, and Quezon City.
Look at the list of world’s largest malls, and you will see that some of them can be visited here. Filipinos love malls, and you will always find a wide range of such stores. This means there is a wealth of things to buy and see. If you are looking for cheap buys, you can always visit Divisoria. Upscale malls can be found in Pasay, Makati, and Quezon City, as well.
Feel the luxury
Some of the most prestigious casinos and resorts in the world are also in Metro Manila. If you love the nightlife, you will like it here. On top of that, you can always feel pampered and at home with hotels near SM MOA.
Metro Manila is a city collective that you will never forget. If you want to visit this side of the country, prepare your camera and your journal since there are a lot of things to discover!