We used TikTok's awesome features to rediscover the beauty of Manila

posted June 24, 2019 at 07:58 pm
by  Dexter Tilo and MJ Blancaflor
On the 24th of June, Manila celebrates its 448th foundation day since its proclamation as Spain’s capital in the Philippines during its colonization.

Since then, the city has become a witness to different landmarks in Philippine history—from the heroic lives of our countrymen to the battle scars left by foreigners in the past.

In celebration of Araw ng Maynila, MS Biyahero revisited and recollected the rich history it has to offer.

Taking a trip has become lovelier and colorful using TikTok features such as filters and stickers. Create and share short videos of your travel to your friends and loved ones. With easy-to-use features, go forth and look at history with a fresher perspective through the help of TikTok.

Rizal Park

Formerly known as Bagumbayan, Rizal Park (or Luneta Park) has earned its name after the Philippine National Hero who was executed on the site. Today, the park is the perfect place to visit with family and friends who want to take a quick break from their lives.

Manila Cathedral

After several cycles of destruction and getting rebuilt since its establishment, the Manila Cathedral is not only a religious landmark but also a symbol of resilience to the Filipinos. Its glorious facade remains unfazed despite numerous falls and after different disasters that threatened its existence.


Another place of historical significance is the walled city of Intramuros. Home of different national landmarks, Intramuros was once the heart of Manila and Spain’s former political and military base in the country. The city is way past its glory days, but efforts from different organizations are made to restore the walled city’s pride.

San Agustin Church

Completed in 1607, the San Agustin Church is the oldest church in the country. Despite its age, the church remains open to devoted Catholics.

Fort Santiago

From a historical fortress to a national landmark, Fort Santiago is one of the must-visit places in Manila. Once, it held the national hero Jose Rizal before he was executed. Currently, it is a park that holds different artifacts from Philippine history.

Manila Bay

Not only known for its breathtaking views, but Manila Bay is also a strategic place in terms of commerce and trade. One can enjoy the beautiful sunset with loved ones or witness the breathtaking city lights on the harbor.

Malate, Manila

Known for housing a lot of tourist places and business establishments, Malate has drawn crowds from different places to eat and rest.

Beyond traffic, beyond pollution, Manila is a city abundant with culture and heritage. Enhance the experience by capturing your favorite moments with TikTok.

Enjoy the good food, record the laughter, and replay history with the app’s Photo Template feature!

With this feature, make your trip more exciting by uploading your photos and using the app’s pre-recorded video templates to spice up your images and make them even more interesting to watch.

Using the #TikTokTravel, share the beauty of these tourist destinations in Manila and the rest of the Philippines to your friends all over the world!

In this social media savvy time, one can experience Manila and capture the beauty of the Philippines like never before using TikTok.

Topics: 448th foundation day , Manila , Araw ng Maynila , MS Biyahero , TikTok
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