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Unattractive river flowing throungh Manilia

This is an unattractive river .and passes by nearby attractions, Fort Santiago, China town and Presidential palace. There are road on some sections where you could walk along. But... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Stephen S
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Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is an unattractive river .and passes by nearby attractions, Fort Santiago, China town and Presidential palace. There are road on some sections where you could walk along. But it is not that pleasant. Even when looking from Fort Santiago to the bridge does afford a view to be remembered. Most the bridges over the river are just function bridges.... More 

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Trinidad
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582 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I think this river runs all the way to the road leading to china town and if this is the same river infront of Intromuros then it's a total mess and stinks too. At intromuros it is not as bad as lower down the street with the Binondo church. In that side it's really smelly and you can see kids... More 

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2 Thank Coryy20
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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1,020 reviews
701 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,437 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This review is quite late. I grew up in the City of Manila were the Pasig River is part of our day to day life. From Pandacan we cross the Pasig River to Punta in Sta. Ana aboard a small boat. It is a dying river because of pollution. It is good that some people are seriously doing some efforts... More 

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Palawan Province, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really not healthy water the river is like uncleaned for oh so many years the water is really dirty i couldnt imagine fishing or anything

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you want to see a slightly different side of Manila, slightly smellier, slightly more dysfunctional (yes it is possible) I highly recommend, catching the Pasig River Ferry run by the MMDA - tickets from Plaza de Mexico, Intramuros -> Guadeluope, Makati, cost 40 pesos, so its a cheap few hours, cruising along observing peoples daily activities, industry and some... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

In March 2016, we took the pasig river ferry from Lawton to Hulo then walk a distance to Makati district and back. It was alternative way to view metro Manila skycrapers i.e from the river. We passed city landmarks such as Intramuros, Golden mosque in Quiapo and Malacanang palace. The river was bit smelly but getting better as we saw... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Our family (three kids) took the local transportation agencys MRT regular ferry from Intramuros to Guadalupe (north from Makati). The river itself is thilthy and stinks, but you get to see the sad side of a megapolis. People living by the river in true poverty using the river as sewage. By the way people watched us not a major tourist... More 

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Philippines
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217 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

As old people says that the Pasig River is one of the ,most busiest river by the businessman/ people who took the river transportation instead of land.But now,the water is not totally running and obviously dirty in some ways.Its feels sad to know that this kind of river is just like alive in the story.As I passed by the bridges... More 

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Chengdu, China
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1,263 reviews
753 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,200 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The Pasig river was once a focal point for the city, but is now not much more than a drain. As such it is lined by run-down factories and slums. However as it heads toward Manila Bay, there are still some sites like the Mallacanyang Palalce and Fort Santiago. Because of this a ride one of the infrequent ferries is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Pasig River connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. It stretches for 25 kilometres and divides Metro Manila into two. The level of the water depends on the season. Dry or wet. the river is polluted. there are ferry's that use this river for transportation. Nothing much about is river.

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