Malate District, Manila

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Wander the streets of Malate District to see a wealth of modern architecture and visit the botanical gardens. Once a small fishing village, and today a tourist attraction, this district offers an array of entertainment options. Visit restaurants, bars, and discos for fun, then go shopping for clothes and souvenirs during the daylight hours. While other neighborhoods show old architecture, here you can see contemporary houses, as well as the impressive sports complex and football stadium. Beware of pickpockets, who are known to frequent the area, and don’t venture too far away from the main roads. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Manila trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • It is an area with a lot of dynamism mainly at night with bars, restaurants and human animation
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  • interesting to see. sad to see the poverty levels. somewhat dangerous, but from uber -- nice and safe.  more »
  • My first 2 days to travel in the Philippines, is close to the bus station in this region. It's too crowded. Traffic. A low quality of life. It doesn't sound safe to humans.
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