27 December, 2019
One part grit, one part majesty, Manila fuses the ramshackle and the remarkable in one colossal megacity in the heart of the Philippine archipelagos. The treasure at its center is the age-stained district of Intramuros. Wanderings there will reveal Baroque fountains and stone-built Spanish fortresses, all converging on plazas that have shaded arcades and clip-clopping horse carriages. Further out and modern Manila takes up the mantle. That's where you can catch the ephemeral sunsets of the Baywalk and stroll the monument-speckled reserves of Rizal Park. Of course, cheap flights to Manila from Australia
Rizal Park is also known as the Luneta, and hosts some of the most iconic monuments to Philippine independence, along with the acclaimed national museums.
Get lost in the palm-speckled, vine-strewn old center of Intramuros to see the Manila of yesteryear. Spanish churches and Baroque facades abound.
Raised by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as the first defense of his newfound city back in the 1570s, Fort Santiago is awash with gatehouses, bulwarks, and cannons.
At the moment, December/2020 and October/2020 are the cheapest months to fly to Manila. You will pay the most in September/2020.
Qantas Airways, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly direct between Australia and Manila.
Cathay Pacific is the cheapest airline to fly to Manila from Australia.
Qatar Airways is the best airline to fly between Australia and Manila. Qantas Airways is the best if you need non-stop flights. AirAsia is the best budget airline.