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Manila Bay

Roxas Blvd, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #28 of 77 Attractions in Manila
Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This natural harbor is an excellent place from which to view a most elegant sunset.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Watching this gave me a really sad experience about how quickly humans can destroy nature. A beautiful bay full of litters and rubbish floating, and locals tried to sell fake goods or tried to cheat me. Well, at least I gave it 2 star beacause the coconuts here were really, really good.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

On October 14, 2014, at around 5 pm or so, I was walking up Roxas Blvd along Manila Bay, towards the ferris wheel. There were many people hanging around, some just lounging, some were fishing in the bay. I had just passed Aristocrats Restaurant when I was approached by 2 women, a chubby light-skinned Filipina with a round face, that... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My favorite place in Manila. Spent every evening there, enjoying nice company of the locals and the beautiful sunsets. Walked it all along. Take a coconut, or some green mango, seat somewhere next to the sea, and relax.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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91 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Seeing the bay in daylight gave us a dose of ugly reality. The ocean was littered with floating garbage and it was depressing to see children swimming among such filth. There were also beggars picking up garbage,and sleeping on the sidewalks. Truly, two worlds occupy this strip: the poor on one side, and the wealthy who occupy the swanky, glittering... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Manila bay and baywalk area tourist zone gives third world a bad name. I couldn't imagine any possible way I could honestly rate it more... Very gross

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The World
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have to wonder how people got so many beautiful photos of Manila Bay without showing the trash, the pollution in the water and the beggars pulling at their pockets while they tried to snap those photos. This walk is relatively safe in the daytime, but after dark it can be very dangerous. Savvy Philippine travelers use Manila as a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

i have been here almost 7 years ago..when I was still studying in nursing course..we hang out here after our alay lakad event...we passed this when we go to airport..before, this bay is very clean , they say you can even swim ..,but now it's too dirty , tons of trash and chemical waste ..I hope the government will make... More

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Mandaluyong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Manila Bay is famed for its Sunset but the presence of Garbage and Beggars is spoiling that famed sunset. A reclamation project approved by the Council is also putting Manila Bay in Danger. In a few years time it will be a totally different Manila Bay.

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went for the sunset almost every day. I recommend the view, but foreigners expect to be hassled by vendors and the street children. I met many nice people there also, but just use caution as some vendors can be quite pushy

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went with a buddy of mine and his philippino girl friend just before sunset nice place little romantic the area had been developed looking down on from the foot bridge.looked nice at night taking in another part of manila, we stayed in ortigas.

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