Intramuros

Intramuros
Intramuros

Once upon a time, Intramurous was a walled city that thrived for hundreds of years. Thanks to its ideal location at the mouth of the Pasig River, it was seized by conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571. Intramuros was then considered the heart of the Spanish occupation in the Phillipines.

During World War II, the walled city suffered a great amount of damage. However, even after the restoration I can see and feel the rich history in the Intramurous district.

This popular tourist destination contains many amazing sights, such as the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, various statues, and much more. If you become hungry and thirsty during your walk, there are many restaurants to take a break at.

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Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island

I think that anyone who visits the Phillipines, must take the time to go to Corregidor Island.  This small rocky island was nicknamed “the Rock” and resides about 48 km west of Manila. 

This historical island is a representation of the valor, courage, and heroism of the American and Filipino defenders during World War II.  I got to see abandoned tunnels, buildings, structures, and big guns on this island. 

Ironically enough, the shore is a beautiful and serene sight.  When gazing at the ocean it is hard to believe what took place during World War II.

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