The Philippines: Luneta/ Rizal Park

A park in the heart of Manila.

What’s so special about this park?… This is where the Philippine national hero’s monument stands and that is Dr. José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda. We consider him to be one of our greatest hero during the time where the Spaniards colonized us. The 1million peso flag is also rising high up beside the monument.

We were in Rizal park last April 2014 and I must say that they really did a good job in maintaining the park than the last time I saw it. Good job! It makes me feel calm with all the greens and actually it is a bit quiet when you reach in the middle of it. You can bring your own food for picnics and just enjoy the day. I prefer to go in the noon which is a bit cooler than going in the afternoon heat.

I love that they now included fountain shows at night which makes the Park more attractive and alive with all of the light and water dancing to the tune of some famous music.
And to include, it is now prohibited to smoke within the premises of the park.

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3rd of April 2014


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