LIFESTYLE, Philippines, travel
Comments 14

Visual Diary: Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines

My boyfriend grew up in Marinduque province, that’s about 221 kilometers away from Manila. It has always been a fun fact of his that he has never, not even once, set foot in Rizal Park (or any of the historic sites in Manila). So one Saturday, I asked him if he was okay to have our date in Manila to visit Rizal Park and The National Museum of Fine Arts. He obviously said yes.

I have been here before numerous times, thanks to elementary school field trips, but this little excursion of ours was the first time I stepped foot here as an adult. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw and I actually wanted to stay longer and have a picnic in one of the gardens there. This park is a true beauty. I wish more people would visit this place again and be amazed with what they find.

Rizal Monument

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The Philippine Flag

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

With the “Pambansang Photobomber”

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

It’s not so bad. It’s all about angles.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Postcard views

Chinese Garden

There was an entrance fee of P10. Inside you’ll be greeted by a very serene setting filled with luscious trees and pagodas. During our visit, there were people who were sleeping. I was kind of scared because I thought they were homeless. However, the garden is pretty big, all you have to do is find your own spot then you’re all set.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Entrance to the garden

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Details of the entrance

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Confucius

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Love this shot!

Japanese Garden

There was also an entrance fee of P10 here. When we went there, the entrance to the garden was being renovated. Upon entering you’ll be able to see this huge gong. Compared to the Chinese garden, the Japanese garden was smaller.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Entrance!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

GONG.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Other sights as we continued to walk

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Pigeons!!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Lapu-lapu monument

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Soul waves. Korean families and visitors who lost their loved ones during WWII and after can offer prayers here

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The back side of the Museum of the Filipino People

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Front side of the Museum of the Filipino People

There were other spaces and smaller parks all over but we decided to skip it since we had a date with the National Museum of Fine Arts. Overall, it was a nice experience walking around Rizal Park and I actually (really, cross my heart) want to return. I might bring food and drinks next time and stay longer in one of the gardens.

I love you Philippines!

Check out my visual diaries for the National Museum –> Part 1 + Part 2

14 Comments

  1. ang nilakad pa lang ng mga bata e yung hanggang national museum palang. not across the two roads up to the grand stand.

    pero ako suki ako nung college dito. Adamson kasi kapitbahay lang. 😀

    5 pesos pa din entrance sa mga gardens?

    Liked by 1 person

    • 10 na siya haha! May makikita ba dun sa kabilang side, sa may grandstand? Parang wala kaya hindi ko na siya dinala dun 😂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s