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Manila Ocean Park

Considered to be one of the amazing places to spend the day with the whole family, the Manila Ocean Park enlivens thousands of visitors a day and allows them to experience the awe-inspiring marvels of the ocean by showcasing the wide variety of sea creatures, corals and a whole lot of ocean stuffs. The Manila Ocean Park is an oceanarium in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a supplementary of China Oceanis Inc. which is a Singaporean-registered company that […]

Rizal Monument in Luneta Park, Manila

The Rizal Monument is the main attraction inside Rizal Park (which is still popularly known today as Luneta Park) in Manila, Philippines. It is usually looked upon as the main monument in the Philippines because it was built to commemorate the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The Rizal Monument consists of an obelisk set upon a platform, with a bronze sculpture at the base of the obelisk. It is located near the site where Rizal was executed on December 30, 1896. The […]

Ninoy-Cory Aquino Monument

Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. and Corazon “Cory” Aquino are the parents of incumbent President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Philippines. Because of their exemplary service to the Filipino people, they were recognized as heroes of the country – this is why the Ninoy-Cory Aquino Monument is erected to remember them. They are couples who worked hard for the democracy and peace of the Philippines, thus giving them a monument (together) in Manila, the nation’s capital. Ninoy Aquino Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino, […]

Pasig River

The Pasig River, known as Ilog Pasig in Filipino, is a popular river in the Philippines that connects Manila Bay (one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world) in Manila and Laguna de Bay (the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia) in Laguna. The Pasig River stretches about 25 kilometers and serves as a major transport route and source of water. As such, it is a […]

Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park

One of the unwinding tourist attractions in Manila, Philippines is the Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park. Yeah, you heard me right! It’s true, there’s literally a fish spa in the country. It is a physically rejuvenating and relaxing way to enjoy a foot spa together with your family and friends at a decent amount. The Fish Spa uses Doctor Fishes which are also known as Nibble Fishes, Kangal Fishes, and Doctorfishen. The fish species are found in the river basins of China, […]

Musical Fountain in Ocean Park

One of the best and unforgettable 25-30 minute shows in the Philippines is the Musical Fountain in Ocean Park, Manila. It is a synchronized and alternated display of water, lights, fire and fireworks comparable to Sentosa’s Songs of the Sea in Singapore. The Musical Fountain Show is one of the many attractions where adults, kids by heart and kids by feeling will surely enjoy. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis at the Musical Fountain. Before the start of the show […]

Manila Yacht Club

Conceived as one of the oldest yacht clubs in Asia, the Manila Yacht Club (MYC) is one of the few organized yacht clubs found in the Philippines. It is based in Manila, exclusively for members and they are situated in Manila Bay where sunset is a perfect view during fine weather conditions. Because the Philippines’ has 7,107 islands, yachting in this archipelago may be one of the main reasons the Manila Yacht Club was set-up. The club coordinates many international and regional competitions […]

Tutuban Mall

Want to go shopping but you’re on a tight budget? No need to worry if you are in Metro Manila, Tutuban Mall is the answer. It is the shopping sanctuary at the heart of the Philippines’ capital, Manila, where you can find all sorts of garments at cheap prices. Tutuban Mall, also known as Tutuban Center, is situated at West Loop Road, C. M. Recto Ave., Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was once the central station for the Philippine National Railways. But now […]

Quirino Grandstand

The Quirino Grandstand in Manila was named after Elpidio Rivera Quirino, (November 16, 1890 – February 29, 1956), the 6th President of the Philippines and a lawyer by profession. This is the location where most Presidents of the Philippines took their oath of office and present their first message to the nation. It was only Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President of the Philippines) and Joseph Ejercito Estrada (13th President of the Philippines who were inaugurated at Barasoain Church, the site where the first democratic […]

Plaza de Roma

Located just across Manila Cathedral, a small disregarded park by the name of Plaza de Roma is located. Plaza de Roma was used to be called as Plaza de Armas when it was utilized as a locale for bullfights. The place was turned into a garden and the name was then changed to Plaza Mayor. It was then converted into a park in 1797 and renamed Plaza McKinley after the U.S. President William McKinley in 1901. Then it was renamed into Plaza de […]

San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila

The San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic Church situated inside the Intramuros, also known as the “city within walls”, in Manila, Philippines. It is an active church, originally designed by Architect Juan Macias. The groundbreaking started on 1586 and was finished and consecreted in 1607 under the supervision successively of Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and Brother Alonso de Perea. The church has a Baroque Architectural Style with about 220 ft in length and 82 ft in […]

Plazuela de Santa Isabel

The Plazuela de Santa Isabel is one of the less interesting tourist attractions in Intramuros, Manila. It was made part of the Santa Isabel College which lacked an open space characteristic of Spanish buildings. Empty lot called Sampalucan along Calle Anda joined to enlarge plazuela in the 18th century. Plazuela de Santa Isabel was restored in 1983. A monument dedicated to the non-combatant victims of the last war in the Philippines was erected in February 18, 1995 by Memorare – Manila 1945. Memorare […]

Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros

Palacio del Gobernador literally translated as Palace of the Governor but correctly known as the Palace of the Governor-Generals is one of the edifices found inside Intramuros. It is a stone throw away from Manila Cathedral and it is fronting Plaza Roma. The current location of the building once stood the original Palacio del Gobernador. It was a state residence of the Governor-General of the Philippines. The First Palace or Palacio Real was constructed in 1599 near Plaza de Armas (Parade Ground) in […]

Manila Cathedral: Mother of all Churches and Cathedrals in the Philippines

One of the awe-inspiring tourist attractions in Manila, Philippines is the Manila Cathedral situated inside “Intramuros” (a Latin word which means “within the walls”). The Manila Cathedral is known as the premier church and premier cathedral. It is the head of all the churches and cathedrals in the Philippines. History of the Manila Cathedral The first cathedral was built in 1581 made of Nipa and Bamboo. It was damaged by a typhoon in 1582 and destroyed by fire in 1583. The second cathedral […]

Kilometer Zero: Distance Reference of Manila

Located in the heart of Manila, the Capital City of the Philippines, Manila Kilometer Zero also known as KM 0 stands as a marker for distance reference. It is a marble marker with a KM 0 label across the famous Rizal Monument in Rizal Park or Luneta Park. Known to many as the Manila Kilometer Zero and not KM 0, this marker serves as the nation’s starting point when measuring the distance going to the different provinces and cities in Luzon Island and […]

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