A peek on the history of Manila.

Like every city on earth, Manila has its own identity, people and history.

So we have hand picked out the most interesting parts of its history which make  Manila unique and special.

Keep on reading to learn a thing or two about what makes Manila a great desti-  nation for tourists from all over the world.

The earliest evidence of human life in and around the area of Manila is found the  via the nearby Angono Petroglyphs dated to around 3000 BC. Furthermore, negritos, a class of Australoid peoples, became the aboriginal inhabitants of the Philippines.

They were found across Luzon before the Malayo-Polynesians migrated in  and assimilated them. The Kingdom of Maynila flourished during the latter half of  the Ming Dynasty as a result of direct trade relations with China.

Ancient Tondo  was maintained as the traditional capital of the empire, with its rulers as sovereign  kings and not mere chieftains, and were addressed variously as panginuan ln Meranau or pangino?n in Tagalog ("lords"); an?k banwa ("son of heaven"); or lakandula ("lord of the palace"), the Emperor of China considered the Lakans (rulers of ancient Manila) (Kings).

In the 13th century, the city consisted of a fortified settlement and trading quarter at the shores of the Pasig River, on top of previous older towns. Manila was then invaded by the indianized empire of Majapahit as referenced in the epic eulogy poem Nagarakretagama which inscribed its conquest by
Maharaja Hayam Wuruk.

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