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Mandaluyong

Lesser seen by tourists, this central city in Metro Manila offers a selection of modern malls and landmarks that celebrate the region's history.

Enjoy the diverse array of attractions in Mandaluyong, one of 17 cities and municipalities in Metro Manila. Although located away from the more famous attractions of Manila City and Quezon City, Mandaluyong is incredibly popular with locals. Experience a city loved for its chic shopping malls and diverse dining options.

There are two stories behind the city’s name, so you can choose which one you prefer. Some say it was named after the luyong tree, while others tell of a more romantic story. The tale goes that two lovers from enemy tribes, Manda and Luyong, eventually united their families through love and founded this city.

Most of the excitement of Mandaluyong happens around the region known as Ortigas Center. This gleaming business district is lined with skyscrapers and wide, tree-lined roads. Come here to browse in its popular shopping malls. The SM Megamall attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every week, promising bargains on every floor. The more upmarket Shangri-La Plaza, or the Shang, hosts stylish, high-end brands and is perfect for a day of splashing out on fashion.

Discover the Mandaluyong of old in the churches and statues that are scattered throughout the city. San Felipe Neri Church is the oldest Catholic church in the city and it played an important role in the 1896 revolution. Look for monuments to this conflict and to the Filipino hero José Rizal. Relax in Amado T. Reyes Park, where you can find statues hidden in the greenery.

Unwind in the leisure resort of Wack Wack Greenhills. This barangay, or district, promises hours of entertainment on a green and spacious golf course, making it a tranquil escape in an otherwise busy and built-up city.

The best time to visit Mandaluyong is during the city's extensive Christmas season, which starts at the beginning of November and doesn't end until Epiphany in February. Drive around the streets at night to take in the bright, festive lighting. Mandaluyong is located centrally in Metro Manila and can be easily accessed via the buses, trains and taxis that run here from Manila Airport.

Where to stay in Mandaluyong

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Greenhills

Shopping and restaurants are notable features of Greenhills. You might consider a stop by Greenhills Shopping Center while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Greenhills
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Highway Hills

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

While you're in Highway Hills, take in top sights like William J Shaw Theater and jump on the metro at Shaw Boulevard Station to see more of the city.

Highway Hills
A toast of belgian beers. Happy Birthday, Davie. #belgianbeerday #FoodieFinds

Santa Ana

The churches and monuments are just a few features travelers like about Santa Ana. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, SM City Sta. Mesa and RCBC Plaza are a few top places to visit.

Santa Ana
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Barangka Ilaya

3.5/5Good!(11 area reviews)

Even though there aren't top sights in Barangka Ilaya, you can explore the larger area and take in top sights like Shangri-La Mall. Jump on the metro at Boni Avenue Station to see more of the city.

Barangka Ilaya
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Santa Mesa

Even though there aren't top sights in Santa Mesa, you can explore the larger area and take in top sights like SM City Sta. Mesa. Jump on the metro at Pureza LRT Station to see more of the city.

Santa Mesa
Mandaluyong City Hall. The Tiger City in Metro Manila.

Plainview

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Plainview and surrounding area, you can visit A. Venue Mall and Glorietta Mall.

Plainview

Top Hotels in Mandaluyong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crossroads Hostel Manila
Crossroads Hostel Manila
2 out of 5
76 Mariveles Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong, Manila
The price is ¥1,203 per night

Located in Highway Hills, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Shangri-La Mall and SM Megamall. Robinsons Galleria Mall and Greenhills Shopping Center are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Value For Money Hostel near Shaw MRT Station

"It's amazing! Only walking distance from MRT Shaw Station. Just google map the exact street. You need to turn an extra left to see Mariveles Street. The hostel is a good quiet place to sleep. Clean and well-maintained. Shared bathrooms are good too. They provide toiletries like (Towels, Shampoo, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Crossroads Hostel Manila
Lancaster Hotel Manila
Lancaster Hotel Manila
3.5 out of 5
622 Shaw Boulevard corner Samat Street, Metro Manila, Mandaluyong, Manila
The price is ¥3,555 per night

Located in Highway Hills, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shangri-La Mall and SM Megamall. Robinsons Galleria Mall and Greenhills Shopping Center are ...

3.4/5 (387 reviews)
All is good

"Kitchenware and the kitchenette was very useful. Staff is attentive and nice. We enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Lancaster Hotel Manila
OYO 134 The Bedstation
OYO 134 The Bedstation
2 out of 5
870 Kasipagan Street Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
The price is ¥1,891 per night

Located in Plainview, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Century City and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Ayala Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Boni ...

3.1/5 (9 reviews)
Not Professional

"They had us pay extra without disclosing the information right before availment."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

OYO 134 The Bedstation

Popular places to visit in Mandaluyong

SM Megamall
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SM Megamall

4.5/5(134 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit SM Megamall, a favorite shopping spot in Mandaluyong. Check out the stunning cathedral and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(1,612 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit SM Mall of Asia, a popular shopping spot in Pasay. Check out the churches and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

Manila Ocean Park
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Manila Ocean Park

4/5(672 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea creatures you'll find at Manila Ocean Park and learn why this is a favorite attraction in Manila. Visit the shops and stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

SM North EDSA
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SM North EDSA

4/5(413 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit SM North EDSA, a favorite shopping spot in Quezon City. Discover the great live music and churches in this culturally rich area.

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(813 reviews)

Drift around the tranquil waters of a sheltered bay and watch a colorful sunset from the shores of Manila city.

Fort Bonifacio
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Fort Bonifacio

4.5/5(407 reviews)

Fort Bonifacio is just one of the places to see in Taguig, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Mandaluyong

Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

¥16,880
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls
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Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls

¥20,619
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Anilao Scuba Diving Tour
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Full-Day Anilao Scuba Diving Tour

¥24,038
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Tour of Villa Escudero
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Private Full-Day Tour of Villa Escudero

¥43,535
Per adult
Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

¥5,128
Per adult
Skip the Line: Art In Island Museum Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Art In Island Museum Admission Ticket

¥1,047
Per adult

Reviews of Mandaluyong

3.4

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
1
5 - Excellent 7.142857142857143%
4 - Good
5
4 - Good 35.714285714285715%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 50%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 7.142857142857143%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 26, 2019

There a lot of people, just like Manila. However people are friendly and willing to help when needed.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2019

Nice location but very heavy vehicle traffic all day

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