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Arriving in Manila

International flights to Manila land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport also known as Manila International Airport. For cheap flights to Manila, you could book a seat with the national carrier Philippine Airlines. If you are travelling from the United Kingdom or from other parts of Europe, you can get Manila flights with KLM. You can also look into airfare to Manila with the local carriers that fly domestic flights around the Philippines. 

Getting around Manila

The fastest way to get around in Manila is through the use of the jeepneys. These are the most inexpensive mode of transport in the city and they are loved and used by many of the citizens. Tricycles are also another popular method of getting around the city. However, they may not be as comfortable for some tourists. The tricycles are similar to the tuk-tuks found in India and the price depends on the distance to be covered. Waterbuses, are another form of transportation in Manila. The Waterbuses sail along the Pasig River, and are quite affordable. Other than these, there are the regular forms of transportation that can be found anywhere else. These include buses and taxi services as well as the train system known as the LRT. How you get around will depend on what you want to see, how much time you have and how heavy your wallet is.

Main attractions in Manila

There are several things that you can see and plenty of places to visit whilst you are in Manila. One landmark that is sure to put you in awe is the Bonifacio Shrine, erected in honor of all the Filipinos who involved in freedom fighting. Another landmark to take a look at would be the Coconut Palace that was built in honor of Pope John Paul II's visit. It is currently the residence of Manila's Vice President. You can also visit Rizal Park, which is more commonly known as Luneta. Here you will find numerous bayside restaurants and even a planetarium that is sure to keep your afternoon busy. The Manila Ocean Park is a must-see for tourists who have a passion for marine life.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Manila

If you would like to get an authentic feel of shopping in Manila, it would be a good idea to visit a tiangge. These are markets with stalls that sell anything and everything. In addition to this, the prices are not fixed so you can bargain your way into taking a ton of souvenirs home with you! Once you have worked up your appetite, you can have a meal at Nanay Q. This establishment is known for its pork and chicken barbeque and will, without doubt, leave you wanting more. The other specialty is a local dish known as Sisig, which is considered quite a delicacy. You can then go and shed the calories dancing at any of the clubs at Bohemian Malate as you down some cocktails!

On Arrival...
  • Manila is 6 mi from Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (Manila, Philippines).
  • Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (Manila, Philippines)
    • Right now, 52 airlines operate out of Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport.
    • Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 82 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,018 domestic flights and 1,276 international flights depart from Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport.

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