Manila, the country’s capital, is the melting-pot of the different cultures that make up the Philippines. Here, you’ll be getting in touch with the country’s history and feel
the pace of its growth as a nation with places that breathe in the dynamism of the times. Tourism is a vital industry in Manila, and it welcomes approximately 1 million tourists each year. Owing to its history and cultural value, Intramuros and Rizal Park are designated as flagship destination to become a tourism enterprise zone. The flagpole west of the Rizal Monument is the Kilometer Zero marker for distances to the rest of the country. Many also use Manila as a base from which to explore other nearby attractions and the rest of popular island destinations in the country.