Explore the thoroughly modern side of Manila and uncover its ever-growing arts and cultural scenes.

Sit back and enjoy a ride through the spouting fountains in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines Complex. This mixed-use cultural and tourism hub covers 220 acres and overlooks Manila Bay.

You’ll see the Philippine International Convention Centre and Folk Arts Theatre, which is a favourite venue for both local and international events. It’s surrounded by a lively mix of modern hotels, attractions and restaurants, as well as the unique Coconut Palace – a building made mostly of coconut materials.

After driving into the soaring skyscrapers of Makati, the bustling financial and commercial centre, you’ll stop at the famous Ayala Museum. There you can walk through an assortment of 60 dioramas that tell Philippine history, as well as a boat gallery, fine arts collection, and much more.

You’ll also stop at the American Memorial Cemetery, which is the largest outside the continental US. Then ride along Roxas Boulevard, the trendy waterfront promenade that edges Manila Bay.

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