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Manila Light Rail Transit System

Address: Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Chinatown)
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Ranked #55 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Public Transportation Systems, Transportation
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Bangkok, Thailand
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609 reviews 609 reviews
251 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not really a "tourist attraction" but rather a survivor's vehicle for getting around Manila. Far better than the city's clunky taxis, reckless jeepneys, and stalled traffic. Fares are inexpensive and the trains are reasonably fast and clean. They are generally packed with commuters though, and you must carefully guard against pickpockets and bag slashers!

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Tammin, Western Australia, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My money bag was slashed and they cut my hand in Malate Manila Now i having all tests done as i dont know what was on what ever they used , have been told by a American who visits there regularly, he says they super glue a old type of razor blade to there finger, Ill never go Back there.,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Oh...Manila, manila, always and forever overcrowded, full of people...what to mentioned the LRT? I stayed at Kambayan Hotel, near EDSA Pasay. Every time I looked out from my hotel window I can see long queue and endless human-line to the station..I wouldn't dare to try at first but I told myself why shouldn't I? So I did.. I follow the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I sometimes appear tobe the only white guy riding on the MRT / LRT as i make my way around manila. From early morning to late evening iyou are packed like sardines in a tin. Always overcrowded and sometimes claustraphobic. There are many stories of pick pockets or of being robbed, but I have not experienced anything like that. But... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

LRT1: It' s been there since I was a child & it' s been safe for me so far-thank God!! I still prefer to ride on it whenever I would go North or East from my place because it s faster/ wise travel expense & safer. It s crowded, true, but it is far best than riding on jeepneys if... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

always crowded but very cheap way to cover long distances fast and safely this is the way to go -and for seniors proceed to the very first car because it is reserved for senior's and women with small children and the handicapped -the Philippines always gives priority to senior citizen regardless if local or foreigners

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

the trains are always OVERCROWDED even during non-rush hours and on weekends and even holidays. Using this mode of transport on your daily basis poses health hazards and increases your risks of getting tuberculosis or pneumonia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On the road or on the rail, it has its negative and positive sides. Yet to choose for the rail it is much faster though there are still flaws. Queue for LRT gives little convenience than down the road. Besides, it is cheaper to sum it all.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Conveniences: - If you are looking for a cheap and slightly convenient way of travelling, LRT is a good choice. At no more than 15 pesos per trip, the LRT is way cheaper than other modes of transport. - Some malls are located conveniently close to the LRT system. These include SM Megamall (largest in Southeast Asia) (Ortigas station), TriNoma... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Riding an LRT or MRT is actually a benefit to commuters because it is fast, cheap fare, convenient in some ways but due to large population of Metro Manila, thus, the problem starts. Most of the people are always in a hurry at rush hour and everybody wants to reach their destination at fastest way possible, they have forgotten one... More 

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