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    A must stay resort in Calamba

    by aymsoprecious Updated Sep 21, 2011

    Calamba Laguna is very know for its wide list of their Hotspring resorts.
    Me and my boyfirend tried to visit some twice, and the place never fails us.
    Resently we stayed in Dona Jovita resort.
    The place is a really nice, green landscape all over the resort and many swimming pools to choose from. You can choose whether you like a warmer water or just a colder one. There is also a very hot pool there that you cant actually put you hands in at your first try. I never knew that I can actually soak my self on that pool after so many try. a very nice experience! You can also try hiking at Mt. Makiling which is actually located at the back of the resort.
    So if you are planning to have a relaxing weekend, try to visit this resort, just an hour away drive
    from Metro Manila.
    Visit their website for more information.
    http://www.jovitaresort.com/

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    Visit a Giant Clay Pot by the Roadside in Calamba!

    by jumpingnorman Updated Mar 29, 2009

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    Giant Clay Pot at the roadside in Calamba, Laguna

    I have climbed up this roadside GIANT CLAYPOT so many times during my youth. You won't miss it because it is very close to the house of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

    People who live around the pot could be a relative of mine, because my grandmother had a big family here in the province of Laguna. Calamba can be easily reached by bus from Manila - buses in Lawton, Manila in front of the main post office or in Cubao.

    Just go up the stairs and have your picture taken while at the top of the pot! Calamba in English actually means POT (no relation to the word pertaining to "drugs, marijuana"), and so the city has made this giant pot which has been there for years!!!!

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    Visit the house of Philippine National Hero, RIZAL

    by jumpingnorman Written Mar 28, 2009

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    A window by Rizal's Shrine, Calamba, Laguna
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    I was told I might be related to the national hero, and it might be a possiblity because my grandmother's family is huge in Calamba, Laguna. He spoke several languages, was an eye doctor and when he was shot at Luneta Park in Manila (execution), he was tied with a rope around his arms and then he bravely turned around and faced the bullets!

    In 1952, the Philippine government renovated the site where Rizal supposedly was born and grew up. Whether the house really looked in the 1800's like how it does now is purely debatable, but inside they do indicate where Rizal was supposedly born and there are wonderful antique furniture inside.

    Now the house is called Rizal's Shrine and when I was smaller, there were not any huge crowds who went here. In these times, the shrine is so popular that you are forced to go quickly through the exhibits.

    They do have a nice garden with a lof of the indigenous plants and trees, and also a little house made of dried leaves (a hut) called "bahay kubo".

    Truly a very interesting place to visit for a historical perspective of the Philippines.

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    Hotspring resorts

    by red_selegna Written Feb 29, 2008

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    Popular for its hot springs, a visit in this city will never be complete without splurging on those resorts which are known for its therapeutic effects. Hot spring resorts line up along the National Road particularly in Barangay Pansol. One would never be lost once there since these resorts abound so much. Once you are in the zone, you will notice some guys who holds a small wooden board with the resort's name on it, inviting you to that resort. They get commission from the resort owners by inviting would-be guests. Tricycle drivers plying the Pansol area a big help also in locating a good resort.

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    Ancient People of Calamba

    by freddie18 Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Ancient Women of Calamba
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    Just down under the Banga in Calamba, you will find two statue depicting the native people of Calamba on those old days. The man is dressed as a farmer and the woman is a housewife going to a water well to get drinking water. You will see the small or the normal size of a Banga or Claypot that was used by Calamba local people during the Spanish regime. These days, banga is rarely used. You will be able to see Banga in housed in Calamba as a decor.

    Come visit this site and take pictures. You will not see this in other place.

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    Banga in Calamba

    by freddie18 Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Banga in Calamba - World's Largest Claypot
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    I would recommend you to visit Banga in Calamba. It is a claypot where the name of the city of Calamba originated. Stands in the city plaza with the names of all the barangays of the city written as a map. The colour of Banga looks like a natural claypot.

    Banga in Calamba is considered the largest claypot in the world. It is undestandbly so, because it is only in Calamba where you can find this unique work of art.

    So, come along with me, make your stay in Calamba a memorable one. Take some steps up to the Banga and have your picture taken. After visiting this attraction, you may go walk few steps to the house of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. It is adjacent to the site of Banga. Enjoy your stay!

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    House of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

    by freddie18 Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    House of Dr. Jose P Rizal
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    The picture I posted is the house of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero. This is the home where he and his family were rasied. It is now turned into a shrine wherein visitors are allowed inside for free.

    Visiting this 2-storey Spanish-style vintage house will give you an idea on how Dr. Jose Rizal lived. It stands on a big lawn with old century trees. You will see memorabilia of the his childhood from the pictures and sculptures he made. You also have the chance to learn about his written works and see the pictures of women in his life. There is a lot more to see but I will leave the rest of the information when you come visit Dr. Rizal's house. You may give donations if you are willing to help maintain the shrine. The museum is open from 8:00AM to 12:00Noon and 1:00PM to 5:00PM everyday. Closed on Monday.

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    Rizal Shrine

    by Cess8 Written Jul 24, 2007

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    This shrine is a recreation of Jose Rizal's house during his time. It includes turn of the century furniture and gives a glimpse of Philippine life during the late 1800's.
    The most interesting parts for me are the kitchen (with a recipe of a Chinese dish of Rizal suspiciously life adobo), the restrooms, the well and the lift (which i'm not exactly sure what it is used for).
    A must-see on a visit to Calamba!

    Entrance is free but no cameras or videos are allowed inside the house :(

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    Jose Rizal's Ancestral House

    by red_selegna Written Aug 30, 2006

    A trip to Calamba is never complete withour visiting our national hero's house. Home to him since he was a kid, it has preserved its historical beauty up to this time. On display are historical artifacts. Always on the list of those who go on educational field trips to the province of Laguna.

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