Philippines - Manila (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Manila chapter from Lonely Planet’s Philippines guidebook.

No stranger to hardship, Manila has endured every disaster both humans and nature could throw at it, and yet today the chaotic metropolis thrives as a true Asian megacity. Skyscrapers pierce the hazy sky, mushrooming from the grinding poverty of expansive shantytowns, while gleaming malls foreshadow Manila’s brave new air-conditioned world. The congested roads snarl with traffic, but, like the overworked arteries of a sweating giant, they are what keep this modern metropolis alive.

  • gawk at Imelda’s 800 pairs of shoes at the Marikina Shoe Museum
  • maps
  • indulge in the upscale cocktail bars, swanky rooftops and speakeasy bars of Makati
  • transport
  • explore the eerie streets of the Chinese Cemetery
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, and Shopping.

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