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Best things to do in Metro Manila

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Dumpling Restaurant
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“This gigantic mall at the centre of Ortigas is a must visit place. An experience indoors you may never have from other malls. Be early only as parking though huge, due to popularity, is becoming difficult. ”
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Shopping Mall
“If you love to watch the sunset go to Mall of Asia Baywalk and experience a dramatic sunset. It is like watching a movie canvass :-) There are also lots of restaurants both local and international so you have plenty of options.”
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Cultural Center
“Inside the Intramuros best to visit is Fort Santiago. where an important, heart wrenching part of the Philippine history awaits you. Upon entry from the gate, you will see the statue of Dr. Jose Rizal surrounded by instagramable flowers. Next is The Rizal Shrine, it’s the barracks where he was confined during his trial. Now it is a museum where the memorabilia of Dr. Jose Rizal is displayed. A lot more exciting things to see inside but better for you to see it yourself”
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Shopping Mall
“The newest and the closest mall near Gramercy. It has the newest high-end restaurants, Cinemas and other services and it also have Rustan's supermarket for your daily needs. Got starbucks :)”
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Shopping Mall
“A large upscale shopping mall that’s full of amazing branded shops, world-class cinemas, vast rooftop gardens and so much more!”
108local recommendations
Casino
“Great place to visit for hgh end shopping, hotels, restaurants & casino in a modern entertainment center.”
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Park
“A park and plaza integral to Philippine history. Independence was officially declared here in 1946, and this is where the patriot José Rizal, our national hero, was executed in 1896.”
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Lodging
“Set against the scenic backdrop of Manila Bay and a 10-minute drive from the property, Solaire Resort & Casino features an outdoor pool, a spa, and 17 dining options giving guests the benefit of satisfying their palete's cravings. The property also boasts of the state-of-the-art lyric theatre that showcase world-class entertainment. The elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows that afford guests exquisite sunset views. Highlighting a 350 thread count bed linen, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom that has a bathtub and a separate walk-in shower, the rooms at Solaire Resort & Casino offer guests the comforts of an urban escape. Among the several dining options, Red Lantern serves traditional Cantonese cuisine while Japanese delicacies can be enjoyed at Yakumi. At Finestra, guests may savor on their favorite Italian dishes that is paired with their choice of wine. For guests opting for casual dining, Oasis and Waterside Restobar offer International dishes and are headed by world-renowned chefs. This integrated resort offers 18,500 sqm casino with over 1200 slot machines and 300 table games. Guests can take pleasure lounging in an outdoor themed casino, an entertainment bar, and VIP salons. Concierge service is also available. ”
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Chinese Restaurant
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“The Manila Ocean Park is an Oceanarium in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of China Oceanis Inc., a Singaporean-registered firm. It is located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park”
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Cafe
“You will find here a cluster of cafes, restaurants, shops, park and everything else you need for shopping and eating. They usually have a weekend market in High street where you can sample filipino delicasies, fashion and art.”
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Park
“The Ayala Triangle Gardens is a 2-hectare landscaped urban park in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a triangular public garden and courtyard in the center of the Makati Central Business District”
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Monument / Landmark
“If you've never visited Quezon City Circle, then you just have to. Its literally the CENTER of the city. That tall thing you see in the midle? That's the tombstone of Manuel Quezon (the guy they named the city after) and as far as I can remember, you can get in that building for free, but honestly taking a picture outside is good enough. There's lots of things to do here including street food, shops, biking, and even a mini amusement park, you'll discover all this just walking around. Just make sure to go when the weather's nice since its mostly open and you'll be at the mercy of the elements. ”
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Science Museum
“Perfect for families, your kids will love this world-class science museum that has numerous interactive exhibits!”
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Shopping Mall
“More food choices and shoe shopping 10-20 mins cab/bus ride from urban deca”
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Shopping Mall
“Robinson Place Manila is a huge mall in manila with a 240,000sqm. over 500 shops. 50 meters away from birch tower.”
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Shopping Mall
“One of Manila's fanciest shopping malls, with spacious atria, nice lighting, and pleasant low-key music, unlike most malls. Secret store for specialty gifts: Von Fass. It sells high quality oils, vinegars, liqueurs, and whisky. ”
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