Metro Manila is well known as the center of entertainment and cultural activities. If you want to see excellent performances by local and international guest artists you need to visit the Cultural Center of the Philippines. because it is the premier venue of the performing arts. A glimpse of Philippine history and culture can be seen at the Museums in Manila and other parts of the country. Many leading and promising visual artists exhibit their works in the Art Galleries. For visitors who want your luck in the gaming zones, there are casinos in Metro Manila as well as in the cities of Angeles, Olongapo, Laoag, Bacolod, Tagaytay, Cebu and Bacolod.
Manila's night life is reflecting the Filipinos' love for music. You can find some night life activities in the Remedios Circle in Malate, Timog and Tomas Morato Avenues in Quezon City, Eastwood in Libis, Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong and Pasig Cities, Ayala Center, and the Fort at Bonifacio Global City in Makati. The Filipino bands and singers known for their exceptional musical talent. The Philippines' entertainment scene forms the concerts and stage plays of some artists. Clubs, music lounges, sing along bars and pubs are also available for entertainment. You can see the live musical entertainment in the De Luxe Hotels.
Big malls are located in the major cities of Metro Manila. If you want to go shopping with handicraft and antiques, check those product at Ermita District in Manila. Philippines is know for export quality items such as south sea pearls, hand woven clothes, embroidered fineries, home accessories, fashionable ready to wear clothes, furnitures, gift items made of shell, wood and stone. Other interesting items are also available like pineapple fiber shirt, prehistoric jars, footwear, native handicrafts, etc.
English is widely spoken in the country because it is the business language. But, the national language is FILIPINO or tagalog.
The special way of discovering the Philippines and its wealth of culture is by vacation or tour. Special and interesting activities are trekking, spelunking, safari trip, golfing, game fishing, white-water rafting, and diving. Aquasports are recommended activities to enjoy the adventure.
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Places to visit in Manila
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