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“The University. Enough said.”

University of the Philippines
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Quezon City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The University of the Philippines in Diliman was my home for a few years. It is mostly green and is a huge campus. The roads are well managed and a whole section around the campus is only for bikers and joggers. Trees. Trees. So many trees. So much open space. Transportation around the campus is by jeepneys. Those marked "Ikot" go around the campus in a clockwise direction. Those marked "Toki" the other way around. Each route passes by different buildings and dormitories. It is a special place to visit always. Go there to chill out. There are lots of places to eat. Don't litter. Don't park illegally. There a museums and a huge crater in the middle called the Sunken Garden. It is a breath of fresh air in the middle of the noise of the city.

Thank Rayme_525
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was here to carry out a research project. The moment you enter the campus, you can see and smell the green. Huge campus but there are plenty of jeepneys to bring you to every part of it, though sometimes, you have to ride a long while before the jeepney reaches it as it picks up passengers everywhere as long as it's not full. There's also a university hotel deep inside the campus, and it's close to a student "mall" (I use the word loosely but that's what they call this two rows of small shops that caters to students' needs - photocopy and binding shops, eateries, hairdresser, etc). The hotel is old and the wifi as usual, is patchy, but location-wise it was useful for me as I'd to be close to the various libraries on campus. Rates are quite reasonable too.

Thank sayang11
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Vast campus, great for jogging or biking, nature feel...but be careful because no place on earth, even in school, is completely safe. Be vigilant. Visiting UP Diliman must be enjoyed though. (August 2012)

Thank AyetSalang
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you live in the Katipunan and Diliman area and want to spend a nice weekend afternoon just walking shady, cool paths under trees with a pleasant breeze to ruffle your hair, then head on over to the UP Diliman campus.

The inner lanes that go around the academic oval are dedicated to pedestrian traffic and bicycles. There are paths that go into the center area towards the lagoon behind the amphitheater where one can stake claim to any shady spot under a tree.

Thank Kit L
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

As an attraction, it's worth going around. The campus is green & walker/biker friendly. They have a special lane under a canopy of acacia trees around the academic oval for joggers. A word of caution for car owners, there have been car thefts. Be alert also going around in dark secluded places.

You can also check out the art gallery, bookstore & carillon bells. There are also musical, theater performances & film showings.

Sniff around for the popular street food on campus -- grilled chicken parts from head to toe & insides too.

Around the corner is the beautiful church of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. It is designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin. The interiors also by three more National Artists: Vicente Manansala (murals of the stations of the cross), Arturo Luz (tilework design on the floor called "River of LIfe", and Napoleon Abueva (risen Christ & marble altar). It can proudly boast to be the only structure in the Philippines where four works of four National Artists can be found.

Thank AnneManila
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