Manila, Sampaloc and Intramuros, are other places in the area which are also worth discovering.
Chinatown offers some interesting museums and theaters nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Take the time to see the many inspiring galleries and collections such as the National Museum of the Philippines, the National Museum Planetarium and the National Museum of the Filipino People. Book in for a spectacular show at the Manila Metropolitan Theatre and the Dulaang Rajah Sulayman Theatre.
If you love nature and wildlife, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax. Leave the busy streets behind and spend some quality time outdoors in public parks such as Rizal Park and Paco Park.
A number of Manila’s attractions are within driving distance of the Chinatown area, such as Manila Cathedral, the Baluarte de San Diego and Plaza Miranda. The San Agustin Church, the San Sebastian Church and the San Miguel Church offer those visiting a chance to better understand the religious history of the area. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions by visiting Fort Santiago.
Take a break from the tourist trail and indulge in a game of golf at the Intramuros Golf Course.
Head to 168 Mall, Robinson's Place and the SM City Manila for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, the Casa Bocobo Hotel, and the Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila.