People's Park, Tagaytay
The building here was a project of ex president Marcos, but it was never completed. It is located around 8 kms from the rotunda and is built on the highest of the surrounding hills and offers spectacular views of Lake Taal. Many souvenir shops and fruit stands. Entrance 50 pesos.
If you have been to People's Park before the late 90's, this park used to be an uncompleted mansion by the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos named the Palace in the Sky. The Tagaytay government decided to remodel the place and turned it into a park with a viewdeck for photo fanatics & tourists who want to see a majestic view of the Taal Lake on a clear day, renamed as People's Park in the Sky. Below the viewdeck are souvenir shops- I recommend the t-shirts... and don't forget to haggle! They also built a chapel in the area, and a playground for kids.
You have to pay 15 pesos for the entrance fee.
Used to be known as the Palace in the Sky, the People's Park sits on top of the highest point in Tagaytay (750m ASL). It was built during the time of former Pres. Marcos, primarily to accomodate the planned visit of former US President Reagan, which did not happen. Today, the place looks more of a deserted mansion than a park; never mind missing it. The place is better seen from afar (see thumbnail).
It's been years since I visited People's Park, and it was in February. Unfortunately for us, it was foggy when we got there. So we weren't able to see the Taal in its majestic glory.
Sadly, the People's Park needs renovation/repairs/what-have-yous BADLY. The plaques were scratched and vandalized. The railings going up the park is now rusty. And horrors! The restrooms are scary and the wishing well is polluted! The chapel/shrine needs repainting.
Maybe if it wasn't too foggy, I wouldn't mind. But since there wasn't anything to see, I saw these. Tsk, tsk, tsk....