Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities comprising the Metro Manila. It is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast, and Pasay to the south.

Binondo, the Filipino-Chinese community is located in Manila. Binondo has begun to be revitalized along with Divisoria, and several high-rise condominiums and offices are rising.  One of the largest projects within the city is the PHP 5,000,000,000 development by Ayala Land Inc., the Celadon Manila.


Tourism in Manila attracts over 1 million tourists each year.Major destinations include the 1322 Golden Empire Tower, Intramuros, the Mendiola, museums such as the National Museum of the Philippines, and other tourist attractions including Ermita, Malate, Santa Cruz, the Manila Zoo, the City Chinatown and events such as the Feast of Black Nazarene, and free performances in Rizal Park and events within the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Rizal Park is a major tourist attraction and one of the most recognizable icons of the Philippines. Ermita and Malate are well-known shopping destination for the upper class while Divisoria was the shopping destination for local residents.

Manila is known to hold most of the prominent schools and colleges here in the Philippines like University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, St. Stephen’s High School, Chaing Kai Shek College, San Beda College, University of the Philippines Manila and many more. Most of the schools are located at the University Belt (U-Belt) and could be accessed through Light Rail Transit (LRT).

  1. sunit
    July 17, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    its very very beautiful country,i love it

    • August 5, 2011 at 5:07 PM

      Hi Mr. Sunit, that’s great to hear that you love this country. Planning to stay here someday Sir?

  2. khaled
    September 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    loveee ittttttttt barcha

  3. lana
    December 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM


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    • October 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM

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