Sightseeing and shopping are two of Manila's best activities. The city has some of the largest malls in Asia and prices are attractive particularly for locally made goods. Best buys are shoes, clothing, shell-ware and paintings. Makati has more shops than anywhere else but the largest mall is in Quezon City. You'll also enjoy checking out the many shops and stores that line Manila's streets.
Sightseeing should start at Intramuros, a fort that was built by the Spaniards in the late sixteenth century. Its walls were twenty feet high and over a mile in length. It protected several rich mansions, churches, and schools. Today you can see Casa Manila, The Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and the Rizal Shrine Museum. The Spanish influence is still evident in the old quarters of the city and in local traditions.
Nearby Rizal Park is nearly one hundred and fifty acres of greenery. If sightseeing in the Japanese Garden or the Chinese Garden doesn't interest you, then you can check out the free music concerts and the roller skating rink. You have to visit the National Museum which features the arts and natural sciences and its branch, located in the former Finance Building, which has the preserved timbers and treasures of the San Diego, a Spanish galleon that sunk in off the coast after a collision in 1600.
The Malacañang Palace and Museum in San Miguel was the former summer residence of the Spanish Governor General and is now the seat of government and the official residence of the head of state. Collections of each successive president of the Philippines are on display in the museum.
Families will enjoy one of the most popular amusement parks called The Enchanted Kingdom. This park features a huge roller coaster, a gigantic Ferris wheel, and seven areas where families can ride and play.
Cockfighting is popular with locals though many visitors will not enjoy this bloodthirsty spectacle. Prize gamecocks are pampered and groomed, then sent into battle with blades on their feet. Betting for each round can be hectic. Major cockpit venues include the Libertad cockpit in Pasay City, with fights every day except Thursday.
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