Archive for the ‘Tourists Destinations In NCR’ Category
- National Museum – Located at the former Senate building, it houses many artworks by renowned Filipino artists,including Juan Luna’s
- Museum of the Filipino People – Located almost beside the National Museum, it houses artifacts from different regions of the Philippines displaying the diverse and colorful culture this archipelago has to offer.
- Intramuros – This walled city steeped in Old Spanish history is where several Spanish churches and other landmarks are located, such as the Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church with its 4,500-pipe organ, and the parks such as the Puerta Real Gardens and the Baluarte de San Diego.
- Rizal Park (Luneta) – Here is where you can see the monument of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. A few meters away is a light and Sound Show, held at the exact place where he was executed. It is also a great place to stroll and enjoy picnics with your family.
- CCP Complex – Houses the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) that has a main theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo), little theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino) and experimental theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute), the Philippine International Convention Center. This cradle of arts and culture is located along Roxas Boulevard. Ballets, symposuims, concerts and plays are staged here.
- Coconut Palace Complex – Come marvel at how the different parts of the “tree of life”-the coconut tree- are put to use in this abode by the sea.
- Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum) – Museo Pambata is the first hands-on interactive children’s musuem in the Philippines. It has an exciting learning center with six theme area, namely: Kalikasan (Environment), Maynila Noon (Old Manila), Tuklas (Science), Paglaki Ko (Career Option), Katawan Ko (Body Works) and Bata sa Mundo (Children in the Global Village). It also has a reading resource center and children’s playground. It is also a venue for children’s activities such as storytelling, puppet shows and various workshops.
- Greenhills – It is an establishments bargain-lovers’ paradise with rows upon rows of stands selling almost everything, from jewelry and clothes to accessories and the latest electronic gadgets.
- Quipo Church – Home of the Black Nazarine whose feast is celebrated every January 9, and attended by millions of devotees who have been touched by the Nazarene’s miracles. The Black Nazarene is an image of Christ brought by Augustinians in the 17th century, and is said to grant miracles. Quiapo is also a haven for bargains.
- Las Piñas Bamboo Organ – Located in St. Joseph Church in Las Piñas, the bamboo organ gets full attention from musicians from all over the world during its annual festival.
- Malacañang Palace – The presidential home and seat of the government’s executive branch.
- Baywalk – Found along Roxas Boulevard, it is a perfect haven for lovers and families alike. It has a stream of all fresco restaurants serving fresh seafood and other Filipino cuisine. It is best to go here in the afternoon, just in time to see the spectacular sunset mirrored on the Manila Bay.
- Malate – Famous for its night life, where almost all bars, restaurants and clubs are located.
- University Belt – A hub of learning institutes like Far Eastern University, University of the East, Centro Escolar University, Mapua
University and San Beda College makes up the University Belt along Recto Avenue in Manila.
- Manila’s Chinatown – Located in the Binondo district, Chinatown symbolizes the long history of Chinese presence in the Philippine pre-dating the arrival of the Spaniards. The chinesse have been influential in business, culture, which have been absorbed into Philippine life.
- Chinese Cemetery – Members of the Filipino-Chinese community have mausoleums three stories high, complete with amenities like living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and even mailboxes.
- Araneta Coliseum – Located in Cubao, Quezon City, it is the biggest covered dome in Asia. Beauty pageants, concerts and the games of the Philippine Basketball Association of the Philippines, to name a few, are held here.
- Tagaytay – Only a few hours’ drive from Manila is the refreshing wisp of a city that is Tagaytay. Located in Cavite, perched atop a ridge, Tagaytay offers the most splendid views of Taal Volcano- the world’s smallest.
- Corregidor – Aptly called “The Rock,” Corregidor lies at the mouth of Manila Bay. This tiny island was the scene of much fighting between the Filipino-American forces and the Japanese during World War II. Today, it is a hauntingly historic tourists attraction.
- Laguna hot springs – The area of Laguna around Los Baños trades heavily on the health properties of its hot springs, which bubble from the lower slopes of Mount Makiling.
- Mount Makiling – The dormant volcano of Mount Makiling is identifiable by its shape- like a reclined woman. The mountain is named after Mariang Makiling, a young woman whose spirit is said to protect the place.
- Pagsanjan – Francis Ford Coppola chose Pagsanjan Falls, 80 kilometers southeast of Manila, as the location for the final scenes of Apocalypse Now. Today, tourists come here to shoot the rapids, especially during the rainy season when they are most thrilling.