• Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz "Binondo Church" • New Po Heng Lumpia House • Carvajal Street • James Grocery • Masuki Mami House • Diao Eng Chai • Cafe Mezzanine • Eng Bee Tin • Farmer's Market
09:00AM: Pick Up in Manila (pick up point should be Commercial Establishments/Hotel)09:30AM: Start of City Tour highlighting: Basilica San Lorenzo Ruiz "Binondo Church", New Po Heung Lumpia House, Carvajal Street, James Grocery, Masuki Mami House, Diao Eng Chai, Cafe Mezzanine, and Eng Bee Tin02:00PM: Tour will End in Farmers Market. Free Time05:00PM: Transfer back to Manila drop off point Manila (/məˈnɪlə/; Filipino: Maynilà, pronounced [majˈnilaʔ] or [majniˈla]), officially the City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynilà[luŋˈsod nɐŋ majˈnilaʔ]), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world. It was the first chartered City by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949.The Spanish city of Manila was founded on June 24, 1571, by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. The date is regarded as the city's official founding date. Manila was also the seat of power for most of the country's colonial rulers. It is home to many historic sites, some of which were built during the 16th century. Manila has many of the Philippines' firsts, including the first university (1590), water system (1878), hotel (1889), electricity (1895), oceanarium (1913), stock exchange (1927), flyover (1930s), zoo (1959), pedestrian underpass (1960), science high school (1963), city-run university (1965), city-run hospital (1969), and rapid transit system (1984; also considered as the first rapid transit system in Southeast Asia).The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or the city proper. The officially defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines, includes the much larger Quezon City and the Makati Central Business District. It is the most populous region of the country, one of the most populous urban areas in the world, and is one of the wealthiest regions in Southeast Asia. The city proper is home to 1,780,148 people in 2015,and is the historic core of a built-up area that extends well beyond its administrative limits. With about 71,000 people per square kilometer, Manila is also the most densely populated city proper in the world.