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3 days in Manila

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3 days in Manila
The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is a crowded and colorful metropolis. Due to traffic congestion, it would be best to spend three days in three different parts of the city. There is a lot you can do in the city depending on your budget and your interests.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Ayala Museum
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Ayala Museum

Located just outside the Greenbelt Mall, one could conveniently walk to this museum.  The collection of gold jewelry from pre and during Spanish... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ayala Triangle Gardens
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Ayala Triangle Gardens

A patch of green and inspired public art in the center of the business district. Free wifi throughout the park

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ayala Center
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Ayala Center

Shopping, dining and entertainment all in one place.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Intramuros
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Intramuros

Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898).

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Walk This Way
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Walk This Way

Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of Philippine architecture, culture, and society from Pre-Hispanic Manila until the present.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

Mall of Asia is dubbed the largest mall in Asia with a variety of stores, eateries and entertainment options.

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Day 3
La Mesa Eco Park
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La Mesa Eco Park

La Mesa Eco Park is in the heart of Quezon city.  You may do a lot of activities in the park like swimming, biking and fishing.   more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Quezon Memorial Circle
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Quezon Memorial Circle

This large circular park is a good place to go for a morning walk or jog or simply for stroll. It also has a museum at the center dedicated to the city's founder, Manuel L. Quezon.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Greenhills Shopping Center
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Greenhills Shopping Center

The perfect place for bargain shopping. You can shop for shoes, clothes, toys, and even car accessories and electronics!

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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