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“Just a city park”
Review of Rizal Park

Rizal Park
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Ranked #6 of 141 things to do in Manila
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: No other place in the heart of Manila can one find serenity and diversity than in the 53-hectare Rizal Park. Hailed as the largest urban park in Asia, it boasts of world-class sculptures, historical markers, beautiful gardens, facilities for photo and art exhibits, event venues, and forms of entertainment. More than just a place to stroll around, Rizal Park is indeed a sanctuary to people from all walks of life.
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I think it is just okay. Park needs more sitting areas or benches at least for weary and tired tourists. It is big, so in my opinion, other areas in the park may be utilized for more attractive gardens or fountains.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice place to wander around. The map of the Phiippines in the middle of the lake was nice but needs a little "touch up" but the flowers and the resturant stops were good. The statues were amazing. Pity the Orchid garden was closed though.

1  Thank Sunnysenora
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The place is open for visit and its free of charge. Everyone can take a picture of rizal's monument with your favorite cameras. However, you need to make sure that you should not move closer to the monument to avoid any problems with the one who is guarding of the monument. Strict!

2  Thank kate v
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

if it wasn't for jose rizal, we would be spanish speaking up until now. he stood up for what he thinks is right not just for him, but for his country. his devotion in wirting noli me tangere and el filibusterismo made a mark in our history. he is truly amazing in so many different ways. one thing that i envy him for is his being a polyglot. he was truly a hero and a martyr that gave his selflessness so we can have our freedom from spanish rule. so, what say you and pay a visit to the greatest hero.

2  Thank Eneg Z
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you happen to be in Manila, one sight that one must NOT miss is the Luneta, or The Rizal Park, named after Jose Rizal, our National Hero. The tall monument of him houses his remains - even if he wished to lie on a simple grave himself. This great monument is the KM 0, or the base point of the Philippines, so if you happen to see a landmark whilst travelling that says, 50 KM, it means that you are 50 away from this very spot.

There are a lot of things that one can do and see here, as this is one of the most popular spot in Manila. Lovers who don't have much money can still find romance here, while flying a kite, or just strolling around the park. You can watch students practising for a sort of school work - be it a dance routine, or a song. And, at night, jam along with the famous Dancing Fountain - my favourite is the song Manila by the band Hotdog.

The main park itself is free, but some attractions might charge you a nominal fee - like the Chinese Garden for only 5 PHP for maintenance. One must-see is the depiction of Rizal's life just next to the Chinese Garden. Or, if you have a competitive streak, try playing chess at the Chess Plaza.

For hundreds of years, Filipinos enjoyed this place, seeped richly with history of the Nation, and also with the tangled webbing of our own lives. As a Manileña, I encourage you to come and be part of our history being made here, at the Centre of Manila, the Rizal Park.

1  Thank Arlene W
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