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Overview Of The Port Of Manila

About Manila
Manila is the capital and the second largest city of the Philippines, South East Asia.

Places of interest include Intramuros, the walled part and oldest district of Manila, San Agustin Church and Museum and Fort Santiago, which is a museum and public park, built as a stone fortress at the turn of the 17th century.

Corregidor Island played an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces in WWII. Heavily bombarded, the ruins were left as a memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the island.

The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611. The campus at present boasts a mixture of old and new architecture, notable prominent landmarks include Arch of the Centuries, Fountain of Wisdom, Main Building and Miguel de Benavides Monument.

The Bahay Tsinoy is a museum located in the Old Walled City. Housed within the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center building, the museum documents the history, lives and contributions of the Chinese in the Philippine life and history.

Take a boat trip to see Taal Volcano, which is located on Luzon island. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions.

Rizal Park is a 53 hectare park, the largest urban park in Asia. It contains amongst other things, sculptures, historical markers, gardens, a playground and event and exhibition venues.

Museums include Malacanang Palace & Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum.

Coach, boat and walking tours are available as well as golf at the Club Intramuros Golf Course.

Nearby places to visit include Tagaytay, which has great views of Taal Volcano and lake, and Marikina, known as the shoe capital of the Philippines.

Shopping opportunities can be found in the wide range of malls, markets and bazaars. Popular buys include local arts and crafts, clothing, shoes and embroidery.

The staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals. Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make 'sinangag', which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages. Rice is often enjoyed with the sauce or broth from the main dishes.

Popular dishes include 'lechón' (whole roasted pig), 'torta' (omelette), 'kaldereta' (meat in tomato sauce stew), 'puchero' (beef in bananas and tomato sauce) and 'kare-kare' (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce).
Cruise Terminal
Cruise ships dock at the Port of Manila. The cruise terminal is within walking distance of Old Manila.

Buses and taxis are available - ensure taxis use their meters, they often claim they are broken.

Colourful jeepneys are an inexpensive way of seeing Manila.

Free shuttles are generally available from the pier to Robinson's Place Shopping Centre.
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Cruise Ships Docking In The Port Of Manila

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