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  • Manila, Philippines
Makati, Metro Manila (financial district)
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Location Type: Destination
The City of Manila, capital of the Philippines and one of the most destroyed cities in World War II, is considered one of the most cosmopolitan and populous (metro area) cities in the world with much to discover.


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Manila, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Manila
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Manila.


best time to visit: December - April
rainy season: May - December
typhoon season:  middle of May - August
average humidity: 69% (Jan - May), 80% (June - Dec)
annual rainfall: 2050 mm
average elevation: 4 m


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Wikipedia - Manila

Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Roxas Boulevard

Manila (Filipino: Maynila), officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and one of the 16 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world with a population of 20 million people. It is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay on the western side of the island of Luzon. Several cities lie on its border: Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati to the southeast, and Pasay to the south.
With a population of 1,660,714 Manila proper is the second most populous city in the Philippines behind only neighboring Quezon City. The city's inhabitants, however, inhabit an area of only 38.55 square kilometers, making Manila not only the most densely populated city in the Philippines but also the most densely populated city in the world.

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Wikitravel - Manila

The Manila Cathedral
The Manila Cathedral

Manila is often described as the only capital city in Asia that resembles a Latin American city. Many visitors have described it as polluted and crowded, but there is much to discover in Manila that makes it a must-visit for the tourist. Next to Warsaw, Poland it was one of the most destroyed cities during World War II, but before this, Manila was one of the most beautiful cities in the world, having been compared with London, Paris and other European cities. Manila was the capital of the Spanish East Indies for 3 centuries and Intramuros, the ruins of the original city founded by the Spaniards in 1571, still stands today despite bombings during WWII. This modern capital city is considered as the hub of Christianity in Asia and considered as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a bustling growing population of 1.5 million people.

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