Manila is the capital of the and a major attraction in terms of culture and heritage in the country. Sprawling, congested and polluted will likely be the first words to enter your mind when you think of Manila but don't let that impression stop…

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is the historic centre and oldest district of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.

is a district in downtown , the capital city of the .

is the "Chinatown" district of . It is the oldest Chinatown in the world and was the country's center of commerce during the American occupation.

The , or the "U-Belt" in short, contains a large cluster of universities and colleges in .


Tondo is a large, culturally diverse district of Manila.

is an interesting but gritty and dirty area in .

is a district in the bustling, busy and crowded city of .

is a district in . is connected to Line 1 and PNR.

The districts of Paco, Pandacan, San Andres Bukid, and Santa Ana forms a vast worker-class area on the southeast of .

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San Agustin Church, also known as the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolacion y Correa or the Immaculate Conception Parish, is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of the Order of St. is situated 2 km southwest of Manila. Photo: Patrickroque01, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Malacañang Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the . is situated 1½ km southeast of Manila. Photo: LordAntagonist, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, or simply the University of Santo Tomas, is a private, Roman Catholic research university in , . Photo: Vincent Alexei Betos, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Manila… is situated 1½ km southwest of Manila. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Tondo is a district located in , . is situated 2½ km northwest of Manila. Photo: Dotstartup, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Sampaloc is a district of , . It is referred to as the or simply… is situated 1½ km northeast of Manila. Photo: Judgefloro, Public domain.

Santa Ana is a district of , known for its architectural heritage known as Santa… is situated 4 km southeast of Manila.

Santa Cruz is a district in the northern part of the City of , Philippines, located on the right bank of the Pasig River near its mouth, bordered by the districts of , Binondo, Quiapo, and , and Grace Park and La Loma. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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