The glorious golden days of the City of Manila may have long been gone but its charm remains and immortalized on its nooks and crannies, halls and walls, and in the surviving remnants of what used to be the heydays of the premier city of the Philippines.
But Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is banking on Manila’s rich history, culture, heritage and culinary treasures to revitalize the city. And in partnership with Department of Tourism, Tralulu, Walk This Way, Old Manila Walks and Kapitbahayan sa Kalye Bautista, they launch #ikotMNL, a tourism campaign that aims to rediscover the city using LRT Line 1 as the primary mode of transportation.
Because there’s beauty in this often overlooked city of the Philippines if you just look closely and meticulously. Classic and timeless beauty that is Instagram worthy and let’s start with these ten spots that are easily accessible via LRT Line 1.
Trust me, you will never look at Manila the same way again after this.
Baluarte de San Diego
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Central Terminal (1.2 km away)
Paco Park and Cemetery
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: UN Avenue (0.4 km away)
The National Museum of Natural History
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY | ERMITA, MANILA . The onset of rainy days probably left our wandering sole disappointed. But fret not fellow travelers, while this means goodbye to blue skies and calm seas, this does not mean the end to all our wandering. Because there are also interesting spots and activities in the Philippines that are best visited and done during this time of the year. Like visiting the beautiful National Museum of Natural History in Manila that showcases our country’s rich biodiversity. . This and more things and activities to do in the Philippines this rainy season on my blog. . Taken in the lobby of National Museum of Natural History using GoPro Fusion. Taking this opportunity to invite everyone to submit your GoPro Fusion videos to stand a chance to win an all-expense paid epic adventure from @goproph. See link on my bio for full mechanics. . You can get to National Museum of Natural History via LRT UN Avenue Station. One of the spots near Line 1 and part of #LRT1IkotMNL. #Manila #Philippines #GoProExplorePh #ikotMNL
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: UN Avenue (0.6 km away)
“When we celebrate Manila, we celebrate not a date or a founding, but a site, a scene, a location, a mother-ground. It has known too many dates and foundations. Races and empires and religions have washed over it; the warlike have used thunder to claim it and the city, smiling, has allowed them their foolish moment. Age after age, its lovers have hailed its rebirth or bewailed its perishing, while outside continued the traffic for strange webs with eastern merchants… And all this has been but as the sound of lyres and flutes.” – Quijano de Manila #Manila #ArawngMaynila #TributetoManila
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Central Terminal (1.7 km away)
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Vito Cruz (1.3 km away)
Manila Central Post Office Bulding
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Central Terminal (0.3 km away)
San Agustin Church and Museum
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Central Terminal (1.4 km away)
Arch of the Centuries
University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Bambang (1.0 km away)
Manila Bay Sunset
Roxas Boulevard, Malate
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Pedro Gil and Quirino (1.0 km away)
Manila City Hall
Nearest LRT Line 1 Station: Central Terminal (0.4 km away)
LRMC’s #IkotMNL offers guided and unguided tours around Manila via LRT Line 1. You may avail of #UnliBiyahe99 which will give you ride unlimited ride in LRT line 1 for a day. For more information and updates, follow @officialLRT1 and @ikotMNL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.