The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison. The capital Manila, is a bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers.
We visited in October 2017 and stayed at the Conrad Manila. We explored Manila, including the Mall of Asia and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial at Fort Bonifacio, Manila Cathedral and enjoyed a show and buffet dinner at Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant. We also journeyed to the Pagsanjan Falls, also known as Cavinti Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines, located in the province of Laguna.