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Roxas Blvd., Manila

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    Baywalk

    by battlesmith Written Sep 14, 2006

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    a serene, romantic, and magical bayside afternoon

    It is a relatively new name for the commercialized promenade along Roxas Bouleverd. Running from the Philippine Navy Headquarters near Pablo Ocampo Street (formerly Vito Cruz) to American Embassy near TM Kalaw Street, it is a strip blessed with spectacular sunsets, sumptuous dishes served outdoors and lively nights of music and the now famous sperical street lamps made of multicolored lightbulbs.

    When partygoers and performers go home and shops close at early morning, the walk becomes a paradise for both morning joggers and bikers. The people will be very few by noontime but in the afternoon, it will again be full of romantic students, locals and tourists waiting for the sun's daily showcase. Street lights will then light up and woderful aromas of delicacies will fill the air signifying the beginning of yet another wonderful evening.

    Scorching heat of the tropical afternoon sun is not much of a big deal as the avenue is lined with trees. What spoils the fun is high tide that includes strong waves that splashes sea water on the walk. There'd barely be any place to run too when a typhoon's approaching. But who'd be there anyway in afternoons when the sun's behind the clouds?

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    Henna Tattoo

    by mikoykoy Written Sep 10, 2006

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    P100 for small designs
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    Along the Baywalk, several small stalls are offering Henna Tattoo. Cost from P100 for small designs and P500 for bigger designs.

    Henna tattoo lasts 1 to 2 weeks in your body before it is completely gone.

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    Catch the Sunset on Manila Bay

    by AKtravelers Written Mar 5, 2006

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    A red sun sets over the Baywalk in Manila

    The Baywalk area of Manila, just south of the US embassy on Roxas Boulevard, is the best place to see the sunset. The Baywalk is lined with outdoor bars and food stands, some even sporting live music, but you don't have to eat or drink anything to enjoy the beauty of the spectacle. While Manila's foul air is usually a detriment, the one good thing it does bring to the lives of millions here is beautiful sunsets over the bay. And the locals definitely appreciate it! Just go to the Baywalk and you'll see.

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    Walk around at Manila Bay

    by namiewa Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    One of the tourst night spot here in Manila give you the opportunity to walk around with your friends, watching cool sunset, eating dinner with nice amusement while listening music to the band who played makes your night relaxing. As there are lots of restaurants here, you can choose where you like to eat. A place where you can hang on whole night. The afternoon i went here were i missed the sunset but the second time around i did took good views of the sunset already thru my cellphone.

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    stroll

    by happy-travels Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Walk along the manila bay for a slice of bay life, from the guys who rent tyres, fish, rent boats, picnic on the rocks, sell crafts, juices etc. The people are helpful and friendly and it is relaxing to leave the traffic and heat of the centre.

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    Mime

    by moonlighting Written Jan 13, 2005

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    Picture taken: January 8, 2005

    People gather around this live mannequin who does a periodic or per set performance in the middle of the street (the last time I saw him he was near the Blue Bay Grill Restaurant). Put some coins in the box near his feet and he will move/dance, and just keep still otherwise.

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    Just Killing Time

    by moonlighting Written Jan 13, 2005

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    Just do nothing but wait and watch...

    Action in the Malate District starts at about 9 pm, so whenever we usually arrive at the area early, we always drop by Baywalk to kill time (hehehe). There are some activities around here like Henna tattoing and for something to see, refer to the next photo.

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    Romance on the horizon

    by Tijavi Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Perhaps one of Manila's most enduring charms is the beautiful sunset across Manila Bay. On a clear day, the red orange burst of color across the horizon from Roxas Blvd (Dewey Blvd in the American colonial days and some years after that until nationalist sentiment prompted a change in the famous thoroughfare's name) is simply marvelous. It serves as very fitting backdrop to families enjoying their time together, or for lovers' most romantic (but not so intimate, OK?) pursuits.

    The best place to enjoy Manila Bay's sunset is along the Promenade in Roxas Blvd, across the newly (and wonderfully) restored Rajah Sulayman Park and the historic Malate Church. Amidst these grand, old world ambiance, lovers (and families) will surely have a great time enjoying this free, almost-daily (except during inclement weather, of course) grand show.

    Enjoy and send me pictures of your Manila Bay sunset!

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    CCP Breakwaters

    by thomyorke Written Apr 3, 2004
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    Breakwaters is like the viewpoint of the Manila Bay sunset. You can also dine there or buy barbeque at the sidewalk. Some people are fishing and some of the kids even swim there. But the water is also polluted due to garbages.

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    Stroll along the Baywalk

    by Ramonq Updated Sep 13, 2003

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    Baywalk

    Roxas Boulevard is the main promenade of Manila. This is a good place to pass away your time in Manila day or night. Overlooking Manila Bay, the promenade has open air cafes and benches where one can sit and do some people-watching or witness the famous Manila sunset.

    The main plaza fronting the Malate church is the central attraction of the Manila baywalk. It has a fountain and a statue of Rajah Sulayman in front the baroque church.

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    Visit The CCP Complex

    by jltan Updated Sep 5, 2003

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    Philippine International Convention Center

    The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex is located along Roxas Blvd. The CCP Bldg, Folk Arts Theatre, and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC in picture) are inside the complex.

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    Manila Bay

    by syllybabe Written Aug 15, 2003

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    Not a great picture because it was taken on a rainy day but you can see the Manila Yacht Club across the water with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and The Philippine Plaza Hotel in the distance.

    This is the best place to view sunsets and to hang out after work at the restaurants right on the blvd.

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    The Cultural Center of the Philippines

    by syllybabe Written May 6, 2003

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    Built during the Marcos era to promote beauty and culture in the Philippines, CCP is a major venue for the ballet, plays, and other shows.
    The CCP complex is right on Manila Bay and a great place for afternoon strolls or watching the sunset.

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    Manila Bay

    by keeweechic Updated Dec 18, 2002

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    Manila Bay is a large inlet of the South China Sea, northern Philippines, indenting Luzon Island. On the eastern shore of the bay is the city of Manila, on the west, Bataan Peninsula. One of the finest natural harbours in the world, Manila Bay was the scene of the destruction of the Spanish fleet in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

    I sat for an hour or so one night waiting for the sunset. There is a large park and families were out with children playing with ball and dancing or just waiting for the sunset. A little boy kept me entertained dancing for me - he was about 3 I think.
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    Manila Bay along Roxas Blvd

    by herzog63 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Take a stroll or a long walk along the waterfront that also runs along Roxas Blvd. It is a nice walk where you can see joggers , bicycle riders and sadly many homeless people. You get wonderful views of the bay! I like going early in the morning or in the evening. Don't go in the evening if you feel nervous around homeless people or thuggy looking guys though! Because there will be some!

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