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Luneta Park in Manila

Paris Hilton had a selfie here in Luneta Park. So should you. 🙂

The day I was in Manila, I visited Luneta Park right after my lunch by Manila Bay before I went to Intramuros and Fort Santiago nearby.

Luneta Park is the Philippines’ most famous park where a statue of their estemmed national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal is immortalized. This is where he was shot on firing squad for rebellion, sedition and formation of illegal societies.

When I was there on a weekday, I’ve seen only very few people, most of them sitting or sleeping under the shades. The summer heat was scorching so I had to stop under the trees, too, for some shades and fresh air.

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This is Luneta Park in Manila.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

There’s a tram that goes around the park.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Not into trams? Take this horse carriage—American style.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Or this, Spanish style.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park is also called Rizal Park.

Park Luneta Manila, Philippines.

Manila, Philippines

It’s very wide and spacious but there’s really not much to do and see in Luneta Park.

Manila, Philippines.

Manila, Philippines.

Hungry? Don’t worry, you can always find a sari-sari store (variety store) around the park.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, was a teacher, a journalist, a polyglot, an inventor, a scientist, etc…

Jose Rizal is the country's national hero. Luneta Park

Jose Rizal is the country’s national hero.

He’s pretty much everything. The jack of all trades who mastered almost everything.

Luneta Manila Philippines.

Luneta Park, Manila Philippines.

Also in the park, you can find the English and Spanish version of his “Mi Ultimo Adios”, his farewell poem to the country he loved and for whose life he gave. The poem is originally written in Spanish.

v"Mi Ultimo Adios" by Jose P. Rizal.

“Mi Ultimo Adios” by Jose P. Rizal.

There’s a mural across the statue of Jose Rizal.

Mural at Luneta Park, Manila Philippines.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

The mural depicts Filipino ways of life.

Mural at Luneta Park, Manila Philippines.

Mural at Luneta Park, Manila Philippines.

It also depicts their traditions and rich cultural heritage.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

While these murals are nice, they need much repair or repainting.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

Hmmmnnn…. I guess, the budget for this is still being debated for a year already. 😀

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

Mural at Rizal Park, Manila Philippines.

 

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