Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luneta Park

Luneta Park or Rizal park, consider as the National Park on the Philippines, located along the center of Manila, fronting world famous natural harbour known as Manila Bay. Luneta was established to honor our National hero, pacist Jose Rizal, the location mark by Rizal monument as the exact location of Rizal's execution. Since the Spanish colonial period, the park is a favorite destination for family picnics and unwining during Sundays and Holidays. The Luneta park is just adjacent to Manila City Hall and Intramuros, old walled city of Manila.

 The Luneta park is bounded by Roxas Boulevard, Taft Avenue, Padre Burgoz, and T.M. Kalaw. It is 40 minutes away from Manila International Airport depending on the volume of traffic, it is accesible by Public Utility Jeepney , Taxi cab and Light Rail Transit from Baclaran (Southern part) and Monumento (Nothern).

Place of Interest on Luneta:

Luneta is a popular tourist destination in Manila as there are a lots of place of interest with in its vicinity. Manila Bay is one of the busiest harbour in the world is just a walking distance from Luneta, the bay is popular with its sunset scenic view. The park is also adjacent to Manila Hotel, a popular 5 star Hotel right on the heart of Manila. You could also always visit Intramuros while in Luneta as it just adjacent on the area. Manila Ocean Park is another place of interest when visiting Luneta, the ocean park is located just across the Quirino Grandstand and along Manila Bay. Manila Ocean Park is comparable with Hongkong Ocean Park as it features different sea species and creatures on its life size aquarium. National Library, Philippines premiere public library is also accesible along with other historical places such as Manila Cathedral, National Museum of the Philippines.The park also open to the public a raised map of the Philippines, it is a scale map of the country located on the center of man made lake.


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