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Manila Bay

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Address: Roxas Blvd, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This natural harbor is an excellent place from which to view a most...
This natural harbor is an excellent place from which to view a most elegant sunset.
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Very polluted with a disgusting smell when it rains

It used to be quite nice 4 years ago but in 2014. As i passed by that area, more and more homeless people are making it their home. It smells like pee everywhere. The ocean smells... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It used to be quite nice 4 years ago but in 2014. As i passed by that area, more and more homeless people are making it their home. It smells like pee everywhere. The ocean smells like all kind of trash and crap you could think of. It was raining when I was riding in cab towards the airport and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

2013 - Took a walk down to the bay from the hotel (Ermita area). Didn't take long before a local "befriended" me, ultimately, seeking cash...as I had already realized. He walked away unhappy, but his attempts to get money from me were actually very rude by Western standards. Typical Manila. Homeless, People hustling, etc. Overall, not a great experience. Really... More 

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

Manila Bay is very much an industrial port with a few fishing vessels and the collection point for manila evening cruises. It needs some improvement and renovation but the restaurants along the oppoite side of the road are varied and offer some great dishes, particularly Filipino ones and fresh seafood. A few stalls are scattered along the bay side and... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just over an hour ferry boat ride from Manila is Corregidor, the most well preserved battlefield of WWII. This silent bastion of history should be visited by all, not just those interested in military history. With Corregidor and Bataan, you will find no better example of the brotherhood felt by the military of both the Philippines and America. The ferry... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Clean, not crowded. This is a very good place to chill out. Sit around, look at the see. Grab a bite to eat. This is a great place to generally hang out and have a nice evening.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful sunsets over Manila bay, worth a long walk from the US embassy and as far as your legs will take you. People will approach you, always friendly, some beggers but they won't pester you. Have some coconut juice while you walk, some of the sweetest coconuts I have ever had. And if you happen to have a friend living... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A few years ago I was on my way home when I found myself driving along the bay. Much as this was my regualr route, I was so breathtaking I just needed to stop. So there I was sitting in my car waiting for the sun to hide behind the waters of Manila Bay. And finally when the varied colors... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live here on the island of Palawan and I go to manila quite often. As the plane flies over the bay one can see the trash floating in the bay. The government has a restriction "NO Swimming allowed: That does not stop the children from swimming through the trash and feces. The illness is epidemic , If you visit... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Manila Bay has the best sunsets in Metro Manila. it is undergoing renovations at the moment, but expect it to come out more beautiful with new plants and trees. You can get the local massage (called"hilot) as you chill by the bay watching the sunset. Wouldn't cost you more than P100.00 I think. Across the bay you'll find hotels, bar... More 

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Purlear, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you are in the area wake up early and go see the sunrise ... beautiful. Take a walk on the boardwalk. Go to some of the other sites in Manila for a day trip.

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