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The high-rise city of Manila is modern and booming, with many of Asia's major corporations setting up offices in this buzzing metropolis. With sprawling malls and brightly lit casinos it's becoming a stylish destination for tourists on city breaks, and there's a wide choice of luxury hotels to enjoy. The city is made up of 16 different districts' all with their own personality from cosmopolitan to historic, and this allows you to enjoy the variety of Filipino culture.

Things to see

The SM Mall of Asia can be spotted by the huge glass globe in the entrance, and this impressive, modern mall has 2 sprawling levels of shops, department stores, entertainment, and places to eat. The mall is one of the largest in the world, and there's plenty for kids to do while you shop including a huge indoor ice skating rink. Bonifacio High Street in the city center is great if you want to enjoy the sunshine as you shop, and with high-end stores, large patches of greenery, and tempting restaurants, it's a relaxing place to spend the day. Those in the area on business may find themselves in the ultra-modern Philippine International Convention Center which features dozens of meeting rooms and facilities across different buildings, and the impressive rooms often host important banquets and huge international events. Those who need to relax can head for the Manila Ocean Park which is full of exotic, colorful fish swimming around in calm waters. Walk through the aquarium tunnel and you can come close to rare species, watching them play amongst the coral.

Hotels in Manila

Manila has many luxury hotels which are modern, stylish, and packed with features. Many 4 and 5 star hotels have features such as full service spas, health clubs, outdoor pools, a choice of restaurants, and bars. You can also enjoy services such as in-room childcare, kid's activity clubs, free WiFi, business centers, conference rooms, and wedding services. Once you retire to your room you can enjoy plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable, and these can include iPhone docks, LCD televisions, room service, minibars, premium bedding, bathrobes, and luxury toiletries.

Where to stay

Makati is the corporate and financial heart of the city, with gleaming skyscrapers and neon drenched streets. Here you'll find the bustling stock exchange, and the business people scurrying around give the area a lively feel throughout the day. Ermita is a great area for those who are on a budget, with plenty of clean and safe backpacker hotels and hostels around. It's also popular with those who enjoy nightlife, with the lively bars opening their doors at night and colorful parties all year round. Pasay is a popular area for shoppers with several large, modern malls, and tourists are often attracted to the areas by the casinos and other huge leisure complexes.

How to get to Manila

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is about a 15 minute drive from the Makati area, and from the main terminals you can easily pick up a rental car, local taxi, or shuttle service. There are also several bus services throughout different areas of Manila that take you directly to the airport, although the major road to the airport can get congested, so you'll need to allow plenty of time to make your flight. There's also a shuttle service that takes you to the Baclaran Station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System, and this can be a great way to avoid the busier roads.

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