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Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
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Description: Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade in Manila in the...
Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade in Manila in the Philippines. The boulevard, which runs along the shores of Manila Bay, is well-known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees. The divided roadway has become a trademark of Philippine tourism, famed for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings and parks. Originally called Cavite Boulevard, it was renamed Dewey Boulevard in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey, who under his command defeated the Spanish navy in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. The boulevard was again renamed to Heiwa Boulevard in late 1941 during Japanese Home Rule and Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s to honor President Manuel Roxas, the fifth president of the Republic of Philippines. The arcing road runs in a north-south direction from Rizal Park in Manila and ends in Parañaque at the intersection of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Road. However, the most popular points along the Boulevard can be found along a 3-kilometer stretch, whose endpoints are bounded by Rizal Park and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In between those two points can be found the Manila Yacht Club, Manila Ocean Park and the US Embassy.
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When I recently passed by Roxas Boulevard I've noticed that the landscaping are being improved. From the US Embassy towards the intersection at Airport Road. The center divider is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Makati, Philippines

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This road if not because of traffic it could be the best road to travel and show case Manila but every time i go back and visit it seems to get worst its true that there are New 5 stars hotels and Casino built and open and there magnificent but if only they can do more of planning on how... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When I recently passed by Roxas Boulevard I've noticed that the landscaping are being improved. From the US Embassy towards the intersection at Airport Road. The center divider is being painted while the plants and trees are being changed. But why are the lights Green and Dark? Seems like the old lights are brighter than the new LED lights. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great walk along the bay especially during the evening. Lots of baskers and hawkers. Do watch out for pick pockets and touts.

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Imus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Been threading this area since high school and saw this place from being a clean place to a dirty highway that is so polluted. Aside from that, safety is also in question as there are lots of street children, snatchers and suspicious people walking. Before a couple of years ago it sort of was an attraction due to the restaurants... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Why would anyone 'want' to go here? Locals try to rip you off. Dirty and noisy. I just filled out the review to be able to change the rating as I didn't know there was no other way.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is a highway from American embassy going towards the International airport. It runs parallel with the sea bed. they have a pedestrian with trees and lights along this highway. In the evening you will see people watching the sun set or just lazing around. Be careful with the horse carriages looking out for tourist. Just avoid eye contact with... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Walking along Roxas Boulevard was a mistake. It smelled. Traffic was horrendous. People were scary (a man grabbed my water bottle off me). Also, the kalesas (horse carriage) were so persistent on us getting on that they kept following us while we walked. The place is also very dirty.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The road itself is good for traveling by car, etc...at least from the airport to across the river. If you want to wander on down the road on foot, and you're not obviously asian....then expect to be badgered by every begger and hustler along your path.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Roxas Boulevard is so run down. There are homeless women and children sleeping on the ground, the whole walkway is just a mass of construction. The air smells terrible. It's such a shame as it has potential to be something great.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Roxas Boulevard is the main promenade alongside Manila Bay, which is very much an industrial port with a few fishing vessels and the collection point for manila evening cruises. There are numerous sellers alongside the waterfront selling various soft drinks and snacks. they are currently undergoing construction so it is a mixture of concrete paths and rubble so you need... More 

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Address: Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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