Tuesday, October 8, 2013

When was the last time you visited the Luneta Park?

Honestly, I couldn't remember the last time I was there at Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park. I guess it was almost a decade ago when I visited the park. For people who came from the province, especially if it is their first time to come in Manila, as much as possible, they don’t want to miss visiting this place. That is why, when my nephew and I went to Manila two weeks ago, I asked him if he would like to visit Luneta, of course the answer was a big YES. He was so excited to see the place in real. We actually went there after we finished his Pre-departure Orientation Seminar.

 Lapu-lapu Monument

The weather was a bit gloomy when we got there. We took many photos at the park. Actually, the park has improved a lot. The Philippine map on the water or pool is more attractive than before. They added some lights at the side of the pool. Plus they put a little bridge on the center of the pool so that the viewers could view the other parts of the map.

Philippine Map on the water

After taking some photos on the map, we walked further until we reached the huge statue of Lapu-lapu which I think the latest attraction of the park. I just don’t know when the statue has been built because it wasn’t there the last time I visited Luneta. We also took pictures of the statue, and then we walked again. My feet were so tired walking even if I wore flat sandals. But because of my nephew, I endured the tiredness of my feet. We continued walking until we reached the highlight of the park, the statue of Jose Rizal, our national hero.

Jose Rizal Monument

There are small parks inside the Luneta parks like Japanese park, Chinese park, but we were not able to get inside because we were so tired already, plus the weather was not cooperating and we don’t have umbrella.

There were constructions ongoing near from the statue or monument of Jose Rizal, but I have no idea what kind of entertainment they wanted to build. Anyway, These are the photos when my nephew and I went to Luneta Park in Manila.

My nephew