The U.S. maintains memorial cemeteries in various countries around the world. This sprawling 61.5-hectare plateau, where the ... More
Manila American Cemetery & Memorial
The U.S. maintains memorial cemeteries in various countries around the world. This sprawling 61.5-hectare plateau, where the remains of more than 17,000 American soldiers killed in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II have been laid to rest, is the biggest of these cemeteries. The grand mix of white marble crosses radiating from a central chapel, freshly tended lawns, luxuriant greenery and towering trees creates a place of peace and tranquility. The south southeast side of the plateau yields a magnificent view of the countryside surrounding Metro Manila.
These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in
Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese ...
This part of Binondo has been a Chinese enclave for centuries. Start your tour at Binondo Church , and from
there head for the area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets. This area holds mooncakes and sweetmeats, ...
This is where Presidents of the Philippines traditionally take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the
nation (Joseph Estrada broke with tradition and had his inauguration at Barasoain Church , site of the drafting of ...
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