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Intramuros

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Intramuros

Hi,

I plan on visiting the historical attractions in Intramuros - how is the feel in this area during daytime? Does this area feel a bit dodgy? Lot of people around? Do I need to keep watching over my shoulder everytime? I know I need big city smarts, but just wondering if it is like in a regular big city like Mexico City or different (atleast in Intrmuros)

Thanks

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11. Re: Intramuros

outside the walls is NOTHING and is unsafe for walking.

10 minutes by cab is luneta park, there's rizal park hotel which is also a casino. also manila hotel is on that area

it's worth visiting Manila hotel's lobby. the place is historic, and the lobby is beautiful . food isn't that expensive.. and there's also someone playing the piano.

if you're feeling rich or hungry, manila hotel's buffet dinner is excellent.

if you don't want that.. malate is nearby. but nothing to see there nowadays.

inside of intramuros at night time is very quiet and nothing to see.

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12. Re: Intramuros

It is near to Malate and Ermita and there are many excellent eating places there.

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13. Re: Intramuros

unsafe in what way? The area is unsafe or unsafe due to traffic or something?

chance's are we will be so exhausted from the rest of our trip that we will just stay within the walls and potentially in the rooftop bar at night anyway

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14. Re: Intramuros

Have a meal at this great restaurant called Ristorante Del Mitre acro\ss from San Augustines Church in Intramuros. << https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Re… >>>

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15. Re: Intramuros

unsafe because

1.) Outside traffic is primarily going to be trailer trucks.

2.) Lots of Squatters and Homeless people right outside the walls. Chance of petty crimes against you is going to be pretty high.

3.) it's DARK. i mean little to no street lights at all.

ermita and malate is a short taxi ride away. but.. to be honest, nothing to see there except for girls. the limited food choices that they have isn't good.

yeah good idea of just kicking it at their rooftop bar come night time. but food choices are severely limited.

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16. Re: Intramuros

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@14.5912259,120.971087,3a,75y,211.93h,85.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCph71uOhvtFHbl33dAQh3Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DCph71uOhvtFHbl33dAQh3Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D237.89084%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

^ click the google map link.

that is literally what is outside the gates of intramuros. Anda Circle. Now, imagine that street filled with 20 and 40 foot container trucks and at night time.

because outside/ nearby intramuros is the pier area where the container vessels dock.

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