A comfortable two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Manila, Villa Escudero, a former sugarcane plantation, is toured aboard a ... More
A comfortable two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Manila, Villa Escudero, a former sugarcane plantation, is toured aboard a rustic carabao-drawn carriage. The highlight of a tour is the visit to the museum where an eclectic collection of religious icons, rare coins, costumes, furniture and dioramas of Philippine wildlife can be viewed. The other unique feature is a native buffet lunch by a waterfall where you listen to the cascades and cool your feet in the running water while feasting on native delicacies.
How did Manilans live during the Spanish colonial era? Casa Manila Museum housed in an accurate reconstruction of a 19th
century Manila residence gives you an imitation of how life was then. Each room is set up in period ...
The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated
La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take ...
Contact between China and the Philippines goes back several centuries (or millennia, according to some historians). By the 16th century,
spurred by the flourishing Manila Acapulco Galleon Trade, tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants had settled in Manila. This ...