Heroes' Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani) | Things to do in Taguig City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Daily, 8am - 5pm|
|Address:||Bayani Rd., AFPOVAI Subdivision, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila|
Six imposing army trucks and tanks stand sentinel outside the Philippine Army Museum. Along with a range of artilleries, the open-air exhibit is a striking prelude to the two-storey museum inside. The museum keeps seven small galleries, the highlight of which is the Diorama gallery on the second floor.
The Diorama gallery is a life-sized representation of five of the most important events that shaped the Philippine Army's history. The five scenes are depicted in realistic wooden figures, staged in winding hallways that are spare, compact, and dark in some sections, lending an air of a military outpost. The dioramas chronicle milestones in the nation's struggle for freedom against foreign colonizers--from enlistment to the Sandatahan during the Katipunan, to the Liberation of Manila in 1945.
Founded in 1976, the Philippine Army Museum aims to record and preserve the history of the Philippine Army and its achievements.
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial bears witness to the true cost of war. With more than 17 thousand graves and 36 thousand names of the missing, this cemetery is the largest World War II graveyard in the world. The American Cemetery is laid out on a plateau at the Fort Bonifacio, overlooking city buildings, Laguna de Bay, distant mountains at the north, and the slums of Taguig. Composed of more than 16 thousand American and 500 Filipino troops, the graves are divided alphabetically into 11 burial plots, arranged into concentric rings. At the center of the rings is the American Memorial, which contains the chapel, the four rooms walled with 25 WWII mosaic maps, and the numerous limestone tablets engraved with the names of the missing. The chapel, also made of limestone, displays the relief sculpture of St. George fighting the enemy dragon.
Inutak is a kind of rice pudding made of sticky rice, coconut milk, and sugar. Baked over charcoal fire, it is a rich-flavored albeit humble dessert. This is the specialty of Rowena’s, a garage operation that has, after serving inutak for over 30 years, become a Taguig institution for this delicacy. Rowena’s Inutak and Special Delicacies.
Things to do nearby
Feel the breeze and have a 360-degree view of your journey in Manila with the FAME award-winning Siklesa! Conceptualized by entrepreneur Lorenzo Vega and architect Jaime Recto, Siklesa is a kalesa-inspired carriage that marries contemporary technology and classic Filipino design. Its handwoven banig cover is represented in each subculture in the Philippines, making it a symbol that unifies the archipelago. Get a feel of this one-of-a-kind joy ride in Manila and see travel destinations of your choice in the city! You can also try Siklesa for a two-hour ride for the journey itself already is an unforgettable experience. The tour includes free pick up (private tour packages) and drop off from one point in the metro.
Ang Huling El Bimbo is a story of friendship told through the songs of the most iconic Pinoy rock band from the 90’s. It is an original story that should resonate with people who understand how the powerful bond between friends shapes our lives. It will also be a nostalgic journey, driven by songs that have become part of the collective Pinoy psyche.
Read more about Ang Huling El Bimbo - A musical told through the songs of the most iconic 90s Pinoy band here
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Where to stay
A member of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City offers superb accommodation and modern amenities, including high speed WiFi, in an excellent location.Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travelers who want to enjoy relaxed, value-rich and hassle-free stays.
- The hotel is part of Resorts World Manila, the Philippines' first integrated resort, with world-class thrills ranging from dining, shopping, gaming, cinemas, and live entertainment.It’s also a smart choice for travelers catching a flight at NAIA. They can walk to Terminal 3 via the Runway Manila bridge, or hop on the 24-hour scheduled free shuttle service going to Terminals 1 and 2. Cebu Pacific passengers even have the option to to use the satellite check-in services at the Resorts World Manila Travelers Lounge, making wait times for their flight more convenient and enjoyable.
The event space has a seating capacity of 150 people and comes serviced with a bar, pantry area for food preparation, small private rooms for booths, sufficient power outlets for lights and sounds systems, and WIFI Connection.
Getting there and around
Bayani Rd., AFPOVAI Subdivision, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro ManilaGet directions