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Manila is the second largest city in the Philippines and is also one of the most densely-populated cities in the whole world. Manila is strategically located at the centre of the Pacific Sea Trading Routes and is a tourist hot-spot with visitors from...more

Manila, Philippines

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Profile image Abdulrhman nassar reviewed Al Dimashqi 3 years agoManila
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alot of muslim locals eats here very cheap for like 60-80PHP for rice and chicken. they dont serve alcohol either

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    Khaliq Kadir

    @nnasir82102 Manila makati

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    Sag E Hussain

    Whr in philippines

restaurant in Ermita, Manila, Philippines

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Manila is the second largest city in the Philippines and is also one of the most densely-populated cities in the whole world. Manila is strategically located at the centre of the Pacific Sea Trading Routes and is a tourist hot-spot with visitors from all over the world flocking to this highly urbanized city every year.

The city has seen much international occupation throughout the centuries and the last vestiges of the British and Spanish occupation are still seen in the languages spoken. Filipina is the main language, with Tagalog also being widely used. The main foreign languages are English and Spanish which have survived the centuries and used by the older generations. The majority of Manila inhabitants are Christians and Roman Catholics; but there is also a rich Muslim heritage in some parts of Manila.

Manila has been named one of the best shopping destinations in Asia – the city is filled with malls, markets and bazaars. Home to Philippines’ main sea-port, Manila has many rare curios and souvenirs from around the world to be found hidden in small boutiques and shops being sold at bargain prices.

Nearby Airports

The two main airports in Manila area are the Clark International Airport and Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The Clark International Airport is located in the country's Clark Freeport Zone and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport - the busier of the two airports - is located in Parañaque. Another airport is the secondary Subic Bay International Airport, which is a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Halal Restaurants

Philippines offers plenty of Halal food options for Muslim travelers. A number of restaurants, food outlets, snack centres, Halal cafes, as well as Halal meat shops  can be found scattered around the city in numbers. 

Mosques

There are a number of mosques in Manila, including the Masjid al-Dahab - the largest mosque in Metro Manila. Also known as the Golden Mosque, the Masjid al-Dahab was built in 1976 and it is located in the Quiapo district, which is a predominantly Muslim area in the country. It within walking distance of the LRT Carriedo station.

Things to Do and See in Manila

  • Intramuros
  • Marikina Shoe Museum
  • Dynastic Museums
  • Corregidor Island
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • Casa Manila
  • Manila Bay
  • Fort Santiago
  • Rizal Park
  • National Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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