Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. Historically, the place was sited by the Spaniards within the range of Intramuros cannons, to prevent any uprising coming from the Chinese. ...more on Wikipedia about "Binondo, Manila"
Dilao is located in Paco, a district in Manila, and was a settlement of 3000 Japanese during the Spanish era around the year 1600. The term probably originated from the Tagalog term 'dilaw', meaning 'yellow', which describes their general physiognomy. Many were exiled from Japan due to their Christian faith and arrived in 21 December 1614, led by Japanese samurai Takayama Ukon, who was given the Christian name of Dom Justo Takayama by the proselytizing Portuguese. It was visited by Saint Luis Sotelo. The Japanese forged strong commercial linkages with a number of coastal settlements long before the Spaniards arrived were placed by the Sin in Dilao where they can be easily observed and controlled. The Japanese settlers in Manila were then placed under the spiritual care of the Franciscans. A statue of Takayama can be found there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dilao"
Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros (the old walled city) and Malate. It was known before as the city's red-light district that has gained fame and notoriety among locals and foreigners alike. This has all changed when a number of nightspots were closed down by then mayor Alfredo Lim who has deemed these places as "immoral". Nightlife in the area has since dwindled though it has has picked up lately with the help of the emergence of the nearby Malate district and the Roxas Blvd. Baywalk area in the nightlife scene. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ermita, Manila"
Fuerza de Santiago is a defence fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi. The fort is part of the structures of the walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Santiago"
Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, taken from the Latin, intra muros, meaning "In the walls" also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish Period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself. ...more on Wikipedia about "Intramuros"
Quiapo is a well known district of old Manila and a place which offers cheap prices on items ranging from electronics to magic amulets. Quiapo is also famous for the Black Nazarene. Thousands of men parade through the streets to touch the statue where it is supposed to produce miraculous effects. A number of faithful usually collapse in a faint during the ritual, and some have even died. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quiapo, Manila"
Sampaloc district is a lively, middle-class, residential area in Manila City. The middle-class plebian University of Santo Tomas, University Belt, the famous Dangwa flower market at Dimasalang Street and the former colonial architecture mansion now called Windsor Inn at Maceda Street (formerly Washington Street) just across the 7-11 store at Dimasalang Street. Favored by Western backpackers and other tourists due to its being one of Asia's most affordable hostels, Windsor Inn has become a landmark in this plebian district, but stands as a reminder of olden more elegant times. It is walking distance to the La Loma area famous for the best roast pig (lechon) open-air restaurants in the Philippines. Lechons are a famous native delicacy, and La Loma beside Sampaloc is the biggest source of famous lechons. The site of Windsor Inn is near also the place where American colonial troops fought with Filipino revolutionaries at the turn of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sampaloc, Manila"
San Miguel district is a middle-class primarily residential area of Manila. Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the President of Republic of the Philippines, is located in San Miguel district. Just outside Malacañang Palace's gates lies Mendiola Street, the avenue where most mass protest actions against the Philippine government are often held. Also on San Miguel district are some colleges and universities that form part of Manila's "University Belt", an area in San Miguel, Quiapo and Sampaloc districts where most of Manila's main colleges and universities are situated. Those educational institutions that are located in San Miguel district include San Beda College, Centro Escolar University, College of the Holy Spirit and La Consolacion College. ...more on Wikipedia about "San Miguel District, Manila"
Tondo is one of the districts of the Philippines' capital city of Manila and is the most densely populated area of land in the world. Tondo is located in the northwest portion of the city and is primarily residential-industrial in nature. Tondo is notorious for being the poorest and most underdeveloped district. Many of the city's slums are found in this area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tondo, Manila"
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