Manila vs. Bangkok – Bangkok Wins Hands Down

Manila vs. Bangkok – Streets By Day

The two capitals are frequently compared as travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

Manila is the economic and political capital of the Philippines, home to extensive commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant landmarks in the country. It was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2012.

Manila’s top attractions include:

1. Intramuros
2. Manila Contemporary
3. Greenbelt Chapel
4. Dynastic Museums

Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and is emerging as a regional center for the arts, fashion and entertainment. The city is known for its vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts. Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations. It is named the most visited city in MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, and was named “World’s Best City” for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Bangkok’s top attractions include:

1. Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
2. Wat Pho
3. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
4. Floating Market
5. Chinatown
6. Khao San Road,31489,1955442_1955443_1954511_last,00.html

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  1. allahu akbar
    allahu akbar 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I came to bangkok for 2 time and came to manila for 1 time but i think bangkok is more development than manila
    I seen many slums in philippine philippine just poor countries
    thailand gdp percapita 16097
    but philippines just 7254
    but cambodia better than all lol

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  2. Ayu Fabiola
    Ayu Fabiola 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Bangkok all the way!!

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  3. Rica Bells
    Rica Bells 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Thailand is better? Excuse me dont make us laugh so hard…please when people heard of shitty thailand the very first thing that comes in our mind is PROSTITUTE! Ahahaha! And you are not better again because you are still a THIRD WORLD country! Have a long long way to work mate!

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  4. Boripat Wannasri
    Boripat Wannasri 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  5. Boripat Wannasri
    Boripat Wannasri 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  6. Cornfed Warrior
    Cornfed Warrior 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    You're comparing two densely populated cities, that has a complete different cultures and history? You should compare between who's got better looking people? Manila hands down!! Lol

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  7. Mr. Gator
    Mr. Gator 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Filipinos are too pussy to discuss economy, cities, development, food, culture, or standard of living. They seem to suck at all these things, so they get desperate and talk about prostitution. I mean come on, the internet is full of videos of guys peeing in the mouths of Filipino bitches. You have 2 options, Filipinos: (1) either engage in a civilized discussion like humans or (2) face the fact that your fellow Filipino maids are are being nailed all over the world, not to mention in Angeles City and Manila. Just google "Angeles City" for fuck's sake!

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  8. cara Gutierrez
    cara Gutierrez 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I've been in bangkok and Manila and their a lot of similarities but people in Manila is much Friendlier than Bangkok

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  9. Sheenalynn Pattern
    Sheenalynn Pattern 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    All I can say is that, Manila can already compete in some industrialized and urbanized cities around the world. From foods, peoples, and tourist spots are all amazing and beautiful. Especially the Skyscraper's, it seems that your in New Jersey. I also love their new opened mall the "Venice piazza mall" it so huge and a really twin of Venice, Italy. I really adore the architectural of it. Manila is the best. And if we're talking about the pollution, let's not shun it. All of the cities are struggling in terms of pollution. And that's a fact.. And wherever you go each countries nor cities do have a street dwellers, beggars and poor peoples. So don't purify your country, because that's all a fact.. I just really hated those people who praise and brag to much about their country while comparing and downing something or someone. Can you just do it in a quiet and good way??!!..

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  10. kyle james mosot
    kyle james mosot 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Thailand is OVERRATED

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  11. kyle james mosot
    kyle james mosot 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Manila is wayy better than Bangkok, Bangkok is overrated, Manila has better places eapecially its economic areas like was shown in 0:30

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  12. Chanon Skylax
    Chanon Skylax 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    What's the point of making this piece of shi*? You're one stinky asshole!

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  13. BoracayADMIRER
    BoracayADMIRER 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Manila is getting better and progressing. I like Makati, Fort Bonifacio and Ortigas. But Manila has still a long way to go.
    For example the public infrastructure (trains, metro) is better in Bangkok. And Bangkok has less slums.

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  14. nick kiki
    nick kiki 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  15. Jack Galo
    Jack Galo 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    We have to be one guys no more negativity towards our country .. We've seen so much changes for the past years .. That we shud be proud of!! continue to pray for our loving Country.. lets show the world that we are talented and hoping that going to other country is a choice not a need…

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  16. Gorgeous Me
    Gorgeous Me 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Philippines is waken up, for a long time sleeping, watch out the tiger economy of asia. Now we are the fastest-growing economy next to China.

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  17. xxcupcakeloverxxo
    xxcupcakeloverxxo 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Thailand is the 2nd richest country after Singapore in South East Asia, also the home of the richest king on Earth and that's a fact …Search it up

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  18. Rodee Nooranang
    Rodee Nooranang 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  19. Rodee Nooranang
    Rodee Nooranang 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  20. Rodee Nooranang
    Rodee Nooranang 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  21. Mark Russel Alvaro
    Mark Russel Alvaro 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Philippines ???

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  22. Jayvee Reyes
    Jayvee Reyes 11 June, 2016, 16:26
  23. Ganjut
    Ganjut 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I have visited Thai and Philippine last year, in my opinion, I prefer Thai, because of the uniqueness and authenticity of its culture …but, both countries has amazing beaches….

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  24. ชิราวุธ ไชยฮะนิจ
    ชิราวุธ ไชยฮะนิจ 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    we are asean we are the one we have to go together

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  25. Dennis Bacarisas
    Dennis Bacarisas 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Stop the hate! Go ASEAN!

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  26. Carlo Gumasing
    Carlo Gumasing 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Manila all the way!

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  27. doctorproc156
    doctorproc156 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    lol at these butthurt filipinos in this thread. Thailand is a much more developed country than the Philippines in almost every single way.

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  28. Tobirama Senju
    Tobirama Senju 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I think Manila is better

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  29. Erudite Lightblue
    Erudite Lightblue 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Open our eyes! Thais people… Manila is more modern than Bangkok, now their cleanness, GDP, food ball team, economic, life quality, and prosperity is better than us. We must to improve and develop our nation, otherwise…

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  30. Trina Marcori
    Trina Marcori 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Manila is very modern such as Makati, The Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas and Entertaiment city as well are way way better than bangkok. Shopping is way better in Manila because of their huge huge huge malls sprouting anywhere in Metro Manila, foods and restaurants from euroreans, asian to american name it Manila has it. Bangkok is good also but not my type i've been to bangkok though.

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  31. kunchanipoom 22122544
    kunchanipoom 22122544 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    ทะเลาะกันทำไมว่ะ ยังงัยก้เพื่อนร่วมโลกอะแหละ-.- ทำเป็นเรื่องใหญ่เรื่องโตเปรียบเทียบกันอยู่ได้ ถ้าคิดว่าแต่ละประเทศเจริญมากนัก ไปเปรียบเทียบกับอเมริกา อังกฤษเค้านู้น -.- กูละเบื่อกับพวกอวยประเทศตัวเอง

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  32. Kath Joven
    Kath Joven 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    manila is the best!

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  33. J ngoy
    J ngoy 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I have been to both Manila and Bangkok and to be honest they have a lot of similarities! The people makes a difference in Thailand there are lots of language barrier and those who were helpful to me was because i bought items from them first. In the Philippines people are friendlier!

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  34. yamawowlai
    yamawowlai 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I have been to MNL twice only Makati look nice but the rest of that …..

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  35. Owen Nolasco (Owen's Travel Adventure)
    Owen Nolasco (Owen's Travel Adventure) 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I am Pinoy but I like the transportation system in BKK (bus, bts, arl) because it is organized. there's a designated bus stop and over pass pedestrian are always present on each blocks. Food is everywhere and it is clean. I like Manila for the modern structures like malls. Both cities have pros and cons.

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  36. 재희조
    재희조 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    I do not think it is good to compare both cities. We must face the fact that there is always darkness no matter how bright a place is. They have their own beauty. Some people may say one is more beautiful, modern, cleaner, safer and the other is not. The other may say they prefer people more than a place. It really depends on people's choice and interest. If you are interested in Thai culture and food, you will automatically regard Manila as worse, disregarding all the other aspects. However, if you are interested in Hispanic-Asian culture, you may find Manila more attractive, again, disregarding the aspects that should be checked out. It is also natural that citizens of these countries will say that they are much better than the others. Let us just respect that each country has their own beauty and it depends on the beholder which is more advantageous. We all have different opinions and we have the right to say what we want. I also believe that this comparison will change after 10 years as there will be changes in economic standing and leadership.

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  37. minda luzon
    minda luzon 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Beautiful and Amazing Manila

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  38. wilma homoc
    wilma homoc 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    No need to compare ! 🙂 both of these countries deserves respect and appreciation. We all have differences and own concepts of perfection and beauty. We should not be arrogant. Just enjoy the life and appreciate everyone's beauty and uniqueness ^^ ^^ (From PH)

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  39. Khamode Raiweth
    Khamode Raiweth 11 June, 2016, 16:26



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  40. James Dela Vega
    James Dela Vega 11 June, 2016, 16:26


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  41. Stephen lee
    Stephen lee 11 June, 2016, 16:26

    Dear Thai friends I am Thai, please do not speak too much. Do not try to praise ourselves we face a lot problems today, We have to do for our country by doing not speaking or praising ourselves. We are still poor !!! very very poor !! our nation, our income is lower than others!!! even Vietnam will surpass us in the next few decades. OH my god we will be poorest country among big asean 5 !!! You know why ??? because we speak too much, we like to praise ourselves in any situation!! we like to show off, And we never realized the reality what we are! Just accept the truth ! Just stop speaking too much like this!!! my beloved Thai.
    ถึงคนไทย ประโยคข้างบนหลอกด่าอิผินนะ แต่อยากจะบอกว่าอย่าไปเถียงมันเลย นิสัยอิผินมันชอบอวดอ้างสรรพคุณ แล้วก็ก็เห็นช่องว่างไม่ได้ชอบเสือก อย่าลดตัวลงไปเถียงกับมัน ปล่อยให้มันเพ้อพบ ไปเถอะ เราคนไทย ต้องลงมือทำ ต้องขยันให้มากๆกว่านี้ โดยการลงมือทำ ไม่ใช่เอาแต่ท่องเวบแล้วไปอวดอ้างสรรพคุณตัวเองไปทั่วโลกแบบนั้น ไม่เอา มันดู ตลก ปล่อยให้มันเพ้อไป สลัมยังไงก็สลัมวันยังค่ำ อีกห้าสิบปีมันก็ยังเป็นประเทศรายต่ำแบบนี้ไปเรื่อยแหละ เพราะขยันทำลูกแต่ไม่ได้ดูปัญญญาเลี้ยงดูไหวมั้ย

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