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Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is a highly urbanized city. It is the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2018. The term “Manila” is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, or the city proper, which is located on the eastern shores of the Manila Bay.
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Key Facts & Information
- Manila started life as a tiny Tagalog settlement called Maynila; and under the sway of the Sultanate of Brunei in the fifteenth century, the area was converted to Islam.
- The village fell under Spanish rule in 1571 when Miguel López de Legazpi defeated the local ruler Rajah Sulaiman II and established the colony of Manila.
- The Jesuits arrived in 1581 and set up more missions, forming outlying centres of population – embryonic settlements that became the sixteen cities of today.
- From 1571 until 1815, Manila prospered from the galleon trade.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
- Manila is a stopover for many travelers.
- There are only two seasons in the country; dry and rainy. Dry season is from December to May while rainy season is from June to November.
- March to May is the hottest and most humid time, July to September are the wettest months, while December to February are the coolest.
- One of the most famous modes of transportation in Manila is the jeepney. Patterned after U.S. Army jeeps, these have been in use since the years immediately following World War II. All types of public road transport plying Manila are privately owned and operated under government franchise.
- On a for-hire basis, the city is served by numerous taxicabs, “tricycles” (motorcycles with sidecars, the Philippine version of the auto rickshaw).
- In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Manila as the world’s most congested city. According to Waze’s 2015 “Global Driver Satisfaction Index,” Manila is the town with the worst traffic worldwide. Manila is notorious for its frequent traffic jams and high densities.
FOOD IN MANILA
- Eating in Manila is a real treat. There’s a full range of Filipino cuisine to offer and budget eats available on every street corner.
- Balot is a famous Filipino food that tends to either fascinate or revolt foreigners. It is a 16- to 21-day old fertilized duck egg that contains not only a yolk but also a semi-developed duck embryo.
- Taho is a breakfast protein in a cup. Its base is very bland and is a soft version of warm, silky tofu that’s sweetened with arnibal, a caramelized sugar syrup, and topped with tiny sago.
- Isaw is a street food is made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines.
- The intestines are then either boiled, then grilled, or immediately grilled on sticks.
- Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila. This is also known as the “Walled City.” This fortress served as a central site for significant economic and cultural interactions during the colonial periods.
- Its walls housed some of the country’s most important architecture like churches, schools, houses, and even government buildings. It is very much preserved and still heavily influenced by the old Spanish Era.
- Rizal Park, also called Luneta Park, is a historical urban park located at the center of Manila.
- Here is where the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was executed and buried. It is one of the largest urban parks in Asia and one of the major tourist attractions in Manila.
- Quiapo Church is where the infamous Black Nazarene is housed. It is a Baroque church, with a distinctive facade with Corinthian columns. It was consecrated on February 2, 1988 and conferred the title Basilica Minor of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno.
- Binondo is actually the world’s oldest Chinatown in the world. It was founded by Spanish Governor Luis Perez Dasmarinas in 1594 to serve the Chinese immigrants that converted to Catholicism. The district then became the capital of Manila’s market and commerce due to the onslaught of Filipino-Chinese businessmen trading.
- The National Museum of the Philippines is a government institution that also serves as an educational, scientific, and cultural institution. It runs the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium, all situated within the vicinity of Rizal Park.
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Manila Facts
- About Manila
- Modes of Transpo
- Tour Guide
- Manila Profile
- Mayor of Manila
- Known Museums
- Manila Trademark
- Street Food
- Holiday Getaway
- Breaking News
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