A BELL FOR PEACE
At Quezon Memorial Circle you can find a quaint little shelter that houses the World Peace Bell, which was installed in 1994 by the Japanese. National flags of many countries surround the site. It is quite tranquil there as it is surrounded by shady trees.
A WILDLIFE CENTER IN THE CITY
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (65 hectare) is a place to relax and escape the city for a few hours. We had to wait for some medical results from a nearby hospital so we discovered this wonderful place and took full advantage of it. Once you pay the 8 pesos entrance fee you will discover a lagoon, shady paths and many different trees and bushes. I am afraid that some of the birds did not appear to be in their cages anymore, i wonder what became of them. Inside the park there is an aquarium, a playground, a botanical garden and an animal rescue center where injured animals are taken care of.
- National/State Park
AMAZING MAUSOLEUM, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT
Manuel Quezon's Mausoleum is to be found at the Quezon Memorial Circle at the end of Quezon Avenue. It is built in the center of a roudabout where 8 lanes of traffic whizz round. It is a very interesting structure that is illuminated at night, three vertical columns representing the three areas of the country (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao), rise 66 meters (Quezon's age when he died). On the top of each post is an angel holding a sampaguita (the national flower). At the bottom is the mausoleum holding the remains of Quezon, and in 2005 the remains of his wife were also interred there.
- Historical Travel
The Araneta Coliseum was built in the 1960's and is the main sport and entertainment center in Quezon City. It opened with the championship boxing match between Filipino Gabriel "Flash" Elorde and American Harold Gomes. The arena has a seating capacity of over 16,000 and over 20,000 with Standing Room Only. Among it it's regular tenants are the Philippine Basketball Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association and University Athletic Association of the Philippines basketball games. It has also hosted a number of international music artists over the years and the annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pagent.
Center for dining and shopping. This city boasts for its numerous malls within it. Coming from South, you will be welcomed by series of malls and dining places at Cubao, here you will find budget-friendly malls such as Farmers' Plaza and Ali Mall, or even high-rated malls such as Gateway, and Rustan's. Watch see a movie at Gateway cinema offering you both 3D and 2D movies at very affordable price. Around the biggest dome of the country, you can choose among hundreds of great restaurants to dine. Or if you want fresh picks of seafoods and vegetables, Farmers Market is just across the big dome.
Traveling further you will reach North EDSA malls starting from TriNoma and right across it is one of the top 5 biggest malls in the country (and still expanding), the SM North EDSA.
If you are only into dining and some wine and beer, head on to Timog. Getting within the Tomas Morato area, you'd be welcomed by hundreds, if not thousands, of fine dining restaurants, bars, grills and fast foods. It's all up to you where to go, whether you want go Asian, European or American, Timog can cater whatever your tongue craves for the day.
Great finds, great price, and good food all in one place.
- Food and Dining
- Road Trip
La Mesa Eco Park
When some Manila vters decided to go for a weekend escapade just within the city, I took the chance to suggest La Mesa Eco PArk. I know this park is a destination for all of us who just wanted a day of getting away from it all. This 33-hectare park has amenities for all the visitors to enjoy their green escapade.
Some of the amenities are: swimming pool, biking trail, fishing lagoon, boating lagoon, fitness and nature trail, flower terraces, orchidarium, butterfly hatchery, amphitheater, picnic ground under the shade of tall trees, etc.
Visitors can bring their own food for them to enjoy a whole day of a worry-free and green day experience.
Entrance fee for QC residents is P40; P50 for non-QC residents.
- National/State Park
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Relax and Feel Good at Ace Water Spa!
4.5 hours of relaxing in Ace Water Hydrotherapy Spa is worth the price of entry (P550/pax). They have different features like the heated pools, jacuzzi, jet massage and the hot herbal pools. The most relaxing feature is the lavender and mint scented hot herbal pools. The place is clean and well-lit and there are enough staff to assist you and guide you through the process.
My niece enjoyed playing among the bubbles generated by the water jets!
It is required that every patron wear spandex bathing suits so that one's modesty maybe preserved despite the strong jets of water! :D If you don't own a suit you can hire a pair at the Spa! But it is more practical to buy one because you'll be using it again and again! The place is truly relaxing. Just what the doctor ordered for stressed out professionals!
- Spa and Resort
- Family Travel
Eat some intestines.
Oh, yes. Intestines or Isaw.
Yes, Isaw. I've actually started eating isaws when I started college. Yes, it sounds really yucky but it's one of the greats about the city. It's available on almost everywhere around the country but a good place to have them is right in QC. Many travel shows did feature isaw as from QC. It's a good try but not for the weak stomach.
Yes, it takes some time before you'll enjoy eating it...
- Road Trip
- School Holidays
- Food and Dining
from Eastwood City to Newport City via McKinley Hill - C5
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from Easwood City to Resorts World Manila
- Casino and Gambling
- Road Trip
EAT at QUEZON MEMORIAL CIRCLE
While visiting Quezon Memorial and the Japanese Peace Bell you will find plenty of restaurants in the circle such as Max's, Mang Inasal, Jollibee, and several more
Special Occassions at Fernwood Gardens
This is a beautiful place to hold weddings and receptions, parties and other special occassions. It boasts of rainforest-like atmosphere complete with giant ferns, water features and exotic birds.
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