Manila Interesting and Historical Icons that worth to visit
Manila Interesting and Historical Icons that worth to visit:
Whether I am on vacation or just an ordinary day, I don’t miss out on capturing a photo of any place that is interesting for me. I will do it as long as I have a chance.
Sharing a story or a good photo in my portal gives me satisfaction and joy.
Now that Manila is my regular journey due to my father’s treatment, most of the photos I had on my mobile are some of the interesting spots I’ve seen along my way to Manila.
In the three decades of my life, I never had a chance to have a good photo when we were roaming Manila back then. When things get better, or should I say when the COVID-19 virus calms down, I will make sure to walk around the famous spots in Manila. I should have a great pose in those areas.
For now, I am happy to have these photos taken from the passenger seat of my car.
Here some of the photos I had during my recent trip to NCR from Rizal Province.
The Rizal Monument
Built to commemorate the heroic and contribution of the Philippines National Hero – Dr. Jose Rizal. This serves as a meaningful national heritage for Filipinos.
It is located in Rizal Park or known as Luneta Park in Ermita Manila which considers as one of the largest urban parks in Asia, with 58 hectares.
The monument is continuously guarded by the Philippine Marine Corps. Rizal Monument is the highlight of Luneta Park.
Isn’t it nice capturing the National Hero Monument without the controversial photo bomber?
Not this guy I am referring to, but the big building behind.
Driving around this area, the first thing I remember was about this debatable structure.
The National Museum of the Philippines
Is an umbrella government organization that oversees several national museums in the Philippines.
That includes ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological, and visual arts collections.
Since 1998, the National Museum has been the regulatory and enforcement agency of the Government of the Philippines in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites, and reservations throughout the Philippines.
The architecture of the National Museum reminds me of the old buildings in Europe.
The design is very catchy from the road.
The Manila City Hall
Few blocks from the National Museum, you will see the Manila City Hall.
The clock tower is one of the famous icons in the capital city of the Philippines.
The Manila City Hall is the official seat of government of the City of Manila. It is located in the historic center of Ermita, where the Mayor of Manila holds office and the chambers of the Manila City Council.
The Andres Bonifacio Memorial Shrine
Like what the aim of the present leader of Manila (Mayor Isko Moreno). The restoration of The Andres Bonifacio Memorial Shrine which is also known by the people as the KKK Monuments has started.
I’ve seen few people are happily taking a photo of it
The Andres Bonifacio Monument was first seen in 1998 during the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. This is to remember the Father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio.
The KKK Shrine is the most beautiful artwork that portrays the history of the Philippines. Most Filipino knows that KKK has a big role in the Philippines Independence from the Spanish colony.
How I wish the people of Manila will start taking care of these historical spots of the city.
Some may not appreciate this, but tourists do, and this is very interesting to them.
Manila tourism should boost not just because this is the center of our country. More than that, the history of the Philippines that can be found from these icons is very important.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
The Cultural Center of the Philippines aims to preserve, develop, and promote arts and culture in the Philippines.
It provides performance and exhibition venues for various local and international productions.
CCP is famous graduation venue of known universities and colleges of our country. And that is my most memorable event I had in Cultural Center of the Philippines
Ayala Bridge is a steel truss bridge over the Pasig River in Manila, it is the first steel bridge in the Philippines.
It connects the districts of Ermita and San Miguel, passing over the western tip of Isla de Convalecencia.
Built in 1872 with wood material, and undergo for restoration during 1908.
The old City of Manila
While driving around in the city of Manila I tried my best to see it as a place, and not focusing on other negative points. With that, I can confidently say that the Philippines is actually a beautiful country but in need of improvement.
With the continued beatification, let us hope that soon the visions of the leader in improving the local tourism will be in success.
For now, what we can do is support locals, eat local, and travel local to help fellow Filipino and the country.
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