Rizal Park is one of the favorite destinations for tourists, couples and families here in the Philippines. Rizal Park was named after the Philippinesâ€™ national hero Jose Protacio Rizal. It was known as Bagumbayan during the Spanish era and later became known as Luneta. It is a site for many significant events in the Philippine history such as the Execution of Rizal, Declaration of Philippine Independence from American rule and Political Rallies of former Presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino.
In the park is the Rizal Memorial. It is a monument to Dr. Jose Rizal, who was executed because of his works which sparked the revolution of the Filipino people. As a sign of honor, respect and gratitude, a 24 hour honor guard stands to attention beside Rizal's monument.
Rizal Park also has the 0 Km flag pole beside the monument, which serves as the point zero to all of the other landmarks and distances in the Philippines.
The Luneta park in Manila is huge. It has 60 hectares of gardens which includes the Chinese and Japanese gardens. This gardens signify friendship and cooperation between countries. It is a place for people to relax, have a picnic, play games on the green fields and just enjoy each other's company. In the morning, you will find joggers, and groups of people doing Tai-chi. The park is filled with lush green trees, gardens, statues, monuments, fountains, and more!
It also has other significant buildings within the site like the National Library, Planetarium, Orchidarium and the Quirino Grandstand. This is one of the best destinations tourists and travelers to visit and roam around since it offers a lot of activities in just one place. Aside from the historical markers, Rizal Park also has a stadium, artistâ€™s sanctuary, chess plaza and more.
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