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Much of the city was destroyed during World War 2, and Manila has lacked a real ‘city centre’ ever since, but instead has sixteen separate districts, which all have their own character to discover.
Intramuros, the original city which Manila was built on lies in ruins, and is where most of the historical and cultural sights are and is home to some beautiful Spanish-style architecture.
This area is also home to the Casa Manila museum where you can learn all about the city’s Spanish colonial history, as well as the San Augustin World Heritage site and Fort Santiago.
When you’re tired of sightseeing, the Makati neighbourhood shows the more modern side to Manila and is the place to head for a drink and something to eat.
The city is also home to a lively Chinatown and lots of opportunities for shopping, including the SM Mall of Asia.
It’s an exciting city, even if it can be a bit crazy at times, but there’s plenty of history and culture here to see as well.
Read on to find out more, or check out our fares now to book your own trip to Manila.
If you’re about to book flights to Manila, here are five important things that you’ll probably want to know:Time Difference: UTC +8 hoursCurrency: Philippine Peso Native Language: FilipinoWeather: Tropical, with hot temperatures all year round, rarely going below 21°C or above 39°C, with high humidity all year round too.Sales Tax: 12%
If you’re flying to Manila from Australia, here’s everything you need to know, including flight times and entry requirements.
Direct flights to Manila are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and take around 8 and a half hours.
If you’re an Australian citizen, you can visit the Philippines for up to 30 days without a visa as long as you have a valid passport for at least six months and proof of sufficient funds and onward travel.
The following airlines are currently offering direct flights from Australia to Manila:
- Cebu Pacific
- Philippine Airlines
The city’s major airport, Ninoy Aquino (often referred to as Manila International or NAIA) is located on the border Pasay and Parañaque, about 4.3 miles south of Manila itself.
From the airport, you can catch the Manila Light Rail Transit service from nearby Baclaran station, with services several times an hour to the city centre.
You can also choose to book a taxi, which will cost around 600 pesos, which is about $15.
If you’re heading to Manila, here are our picks for the top ten things to see and do while you’re there:
- Rizal Park
- Fort Santiago
- Manila Ocean Park
- San Agustin Church
- SM Mall of Asia
- National Museum of the Philippines
- Malacañang Palace
- Star City
- Cultural Center of the Philippines
- Rizal Shrine
If you’re looking to head to Manila for yourself, be sure to compare fares here at Globehunters to ensure that you get the very best price on your flights, hotels and car hire and get in touch one of our friendly and experienced travel consultants.
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