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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Just as dirty and polluted, if not worse than 50 years ago. Hard to believe they have a ferry on it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ilo K
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Why is this an attraction? I cannot comprehend. The water is DIRTY and it SMELLS! It looks like it's not being maintained and there is little effort into maintaining it's cleanliness. Just walk along if you do happen to pass by.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank stibbyventures
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The Pasig river has already been used as a mode of transportation. It can bring you faster than using the road. Still it has to be attended to and maintain a water lily free water passage. This can add clogging and free flowing of the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed January 26, 2017

This is an unattractive river .and passes by nearby attractions, Fort Santiago, China town and Presidential palace. There are road on some sections where you could walk along. But it is not that pleasant. Even when looking from Fort Santiago to the bridge does afford...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I think this river runs all the way to the road leading to china town and if this is the same river infront of Intromuros then it's a total mess and stinks too. At intromuros it is not as bad as lower down the street...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Coryy20
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This review is quite late. I grew up in the City of Manila were the Pasig River is part of our day to day life. From Pandacan we cross the Pasig River to Punta in Sta. Ana aboard a small boat. It is a dying...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Really not healthy water the river is like uncleaned for oh so many years the water is really dirty i couldnt imagine fishing or anything

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DanCabicha
Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want to see a slightly different side of Manila, slightly smellier, slightly more dysfunctional (yes it is possible) I highly recommend, catching the Pasig River Ferry run by the MMDA - tickets from Plaza de Mexico, Intramuros -> Guadeluope, Makati, cost 40 pesos,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank mattdivehall
Reviewed April 20, 2016

In March 2016, we took the pasig river ferry from Lawton to Hulo then walk a distance to Makati district and back. It was alternative way to view metro Manila skycrapers i.e from the river. We passed city landmarks such as Intramuros, Golden mosque in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank abu a
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Our family (three kids) took the local transportation agencys MRT regular ferry from Intramuros to Guadalupe (north from Makati). The river itself is thilthy and stinks, but you get to see the sad side of a megapolis. People living by the river in true poverty...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank j19712016
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