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A Complete Guide to 57 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Manila, Philippines

It is actually hard to speak about the place you grew up. They say that your own place is the place you know the least, and this actually holds true for me haha! Whenever I am being asked by my foreigner friends about where to go and what to eat in Manila, I usually can’t think of any place — either there’s a lot, or these places are something that lost its appeal on me simply because I see them everyday. I will make a bad tour guide for my own city, but I’m trying, I promise!

So based on my research and own everyday experiences living in Manila, I was able to list down these Instagram-worthy locations in the city. Please take note that I featured other peoples’ photos here and I will slowly develop this article by attaching my own photos entirely. Enjoy! 🙂

Resorts World Manila

Escolta Street

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Field trip! (Again lol)

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Jump Yard

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Mama mo jumpyard

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Manila Central Post Office

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Up for some stamps.

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Paco Park and Cemetery

The Murals at Bonifacio Global City

Venice Grand Canal Mall

The Metropolitan Theatre

Casino Espanol de Manila

Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)

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The Road of Dreams

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Baluarte de San Diego

San Agustin Church and Museum

Fort Santiago

The Spanish Colonial Buildings

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Этот пост для Орла и Решки 😁 Которые на днях приезжают в Манилу. ⠀ 5 интересных музеев в Маниле. ⠀ Многие Манилу обходят стороной. Мол нечего в этом городе и делать больше 1 дня. Да, согласна, это все же город, а не райские пляжи, которыми известны Филиппины, но и в Маниле есть, что посмотреть. Например музеи. За полгода я была тут 6, но их намного больше. ⠀ 1. Intramuros, да-да, целый район как один большой музей. На фото как раз он. Там целых 3 музея. Casa Manila, St Augustin Cathedral Museum и Silahis Art and antiques. Последний прям моя любовь. Это 5 этажей плетёных, деревянных и вещей из национального текстиля. Которые!!! Можно ещё и купить. И цены супер дешёвые. Плетёные сумки, корзины, ковры, посуда из ракушек 😍😍😍 Вход: до 100 песо ⠀ 2. Mind Museum. Музей науки. Точно понравится детям. Космос, бактерии, земля, техника, роботы – и это только часть. Вход: 450 песо (3 часа), 750 песо (целый день). ⠀ 3. Upside Down Museum. Небольшой музей перевертыш в виде дома. Где все перевёрнуто вверх тормашками. Не забудьте захватить камеру или фотоаппарат, и даже если вы путешествуете одни, там есть ассистенты которые сфотографируют вас. Вход: 450 песо ⠀ 4. Desert museum. Или музей для блогеров 😂 Слышала, что аналог такого есть в Москве. 8 тематический комнат-зон: пончики, мороженое, конфеты, шоколад и тд… в каждой комнате также выдаётся сладкий сюрприз, соответствующий теме и десятки минут на фотографии. Вход: 900 песо ⠀ 5. Art In Island Это популярный пару лет назад музей 3D картин. Если вы ещё никогда в таком не были, то стоит посетить. Опять же, вместе с фотоаппаратом. Вход: 500 песо ⠀ И это только 5, а ведь их тут больше 20!!! ⠀ А какой самый интересный/необычный музей посещали вы?

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Manila City Hall

Rizal Park

Ball Pit Manila

The streets in general, featuring the rad jeepneys

Manila Chinatown/Binondo District

Divisoria Shopping District

Makati Central Business District

Ayala Triangle Gardens

Manila Bay

Eastwood City

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Good morning 😊😊

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SM Mall of Asia

MUSEUMS

Dessert Museum

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Presenting our new Red Velvet Cookie Box 🍪

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Art in Island

Yuchengco Museum

National Museum of Natural History

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"Why are you always going to museums? Sometimes you pay huge amounts of money just to go in. It's boring!" – This is exactly what one of my friends asked me (which btw caused me to unfriend her for good haha ugh 🙄 considering that she went with me on several museum visits) when I told her I went around a small Philippine city for a particular small museum and when she found out I almost ran out of money in Japan just to pay the costly entrance fees in museums there. 😅 – I've traveled and been to museums before with the wrong people — people who were only after taking photos, people who make fun and try to touch artifacts, and people who would ask me why some paintings deserve some spot in that museum. I mean, there's nothing wrong if those are their things. But I have a different purpose for going to museums — something that most people don't understand or find boring, but that's me. I'm that kind of traveler. 🤓 – Okay fine, this photo looked like I had a photoshoot inside a museum, but this was only after I went around, okay? 😆 But anyhoo, yea, museums are quiet and could be creepy at the same time (yes, there were museums where they had me at the CCTV running at dark hallways to go from one gallery to another HAHAHA), but it's my happy place. I like to feed my brain and make sense of the place I'm visiting. I wanna know if people also think the same way I do. I wanna bring home more stories apart from nice photos and good food (and yes, I already bored a lot of friends by telling them historical and museum shit haha but #sorrynotsorry). 🤣 – I'm really excited to go to the Western part of the world because that's where the best museums are. 😍 I wanna see the cultural East-West divide through arts and history so bad! But first, lemme hustle 10x more than I'm doing right now to buy that plane ticket to the other side of the world. 😄 – Okay I think this is one of the reasons why sometimes my students zone out during my lectures. I can get too nerdy and sometimes I don't realize they're no longer getting what I'm saying. But I'm making sense, kids. It's just boring, but it has a lot of sense. 😄😄😄 – Comment down your museum recommendations for me! 🏛

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National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Anthropology

UNIVERSITIES

University of Santo Tomas

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Home of the tigers

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University of the Philippines Diliman

De La Salle University

HOTELS/HOSTELS

Garv’s Boutique Hotel

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City Garden Grand Hotel

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West Avenue Suites

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@westavenuesuitesandhotelrooftopandview

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Privato Ortigas

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Pink Manila Hostel

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Rooftop pool @pinkmanilahostel 🐳🎀

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Junction Hostels

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BGC Hostel Quezon City

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BGC Hostel Manila

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BGC Hostel Makati

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10am meeting ✨ #work #hotel #marketing

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Z Hostel

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KL Tower Serviced Residences

RESTAURANTS/CAFES

Y Cafe

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Noriter Cafe Manila

Cafe Aquatica

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アクアリュウムが一杯

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Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery and Cafe

Black Canyon Coffee

Pages and Lattes

Limbaga 77

Tokyo Bubble Tea

Vittos Wine Bar

Hustle Cafe

Diligence Cafe

Stephen’s Brick Oven Pizza

I hope this list was able to guide you in looking for the most beautiful spots in Manila where you can snap Instagram-worthy posts. If you were ale to find more locations that deserve to be added to this list, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Happy travels!

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