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Review of Manila Bay

Manila Bay
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Half-Day Manila City Tour
Ranked #13 of 139 things to do in Manila
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This natural harbor is an excellent place from which to view a most elegant sunset.
Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a great view from a Manila Bay hotel like the sofitel. Well worth taking time from your busy schedule and watching at sunset.

Visited December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Have a stop here...”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

There were many people walked alongside the Bay...We sat on the bank looking at the sunset. The water smelled not nice. Some girls offered for pedicure and manicure service and also some guys offered for city tour by horse which was expensive for us. If you are not interested for the service you just politely say no, then they wont force you to use their service.

Visited July 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Good views, dirty water”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

It is great to have a metropolis right on the ocean front. Some parts of the beach/seafront are nicely done, but the water is dirty, and the beaches also.

Visited November 2012
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The heart of a true Manila tour”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

For people who have lived in the city their entire lives, Manila Bay and its boardwalk may seem cliche. Hawkers and a few peddlers flock the streets, and the expansive bay smells of crude, stale garbage and salt.
Manila Bay, however, is reminiscent of the old and the new, and offers many scenic routes for those who are willing to do a walking tour. There is the quaint stone church of Our Lady of Remedies (locally known as Malate Church); ferry cruises during the morning and near-sunset by the bay. A bevy of authentic Pinoy street food carts, entertainment bars and restaurants that offer soul-stirring Filipino comfort food pepper either side of the streets.

It is this piquant mix of beauty and chaos that best describes Manila.

Best of all, it lends a most sweeping view of the sunset this side of the Philippines. Drop by at around 5pm and stay on for an hour to watch the shades on the horizon change from yellow to rose and fiery red before the final curtain call. The afterglow is enchanting, I guarantee you.

For those who seek respite from the metro's manic periods and who long for a dramatic, nostalgic feel of the city, Manila Bay is an excellent go-to place; a Manila tour is never complete without visiting the boulevard.

Best visited solo or with a confidant during sunset.

Visited February 2012
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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“Needs Improvement”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The City has gone through a lot of changes in recent years, some good, some not so good. What this place really needs is an entire department that would be in charge of cleaning it up and beautifying the place. If there is already a government office specifically tasked to do that, then they're not really doing a good job. Time for a complete reorganization! Put more qualified people on the job. Manila Bay should be the showcase of Manila, and Roxas Boulevard, being the main thoroughfare, should be improved along with it.

Visited July 2012
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