October 04, 2019
With the weather getting cold, people may already be psyching up for the holidays, but what comes as even timelier is the recent World Tourism Day.
Tourism has played a major role in building economies and livelihood opportunities, and an occasion like this serves as reminder for citizens to appreciate the culture and heritage around for education and entertainment purposes.
For example, a fun, coffee- and culture-filled adventure awaits in the country’s capital. There’s no need to face the traffic when going around the city riding the iconic LRT-1 line.
To strum the sentimental strings, the Hugot Café in Tondo, Manila, just off the Abad Santos LRT-1 station, could be the perfect place to pass the minutes or even the hours and indulge in the feelings of nostalgia or romanticism — with the chance to write one’s deepest hugot on the walls.
For a chiller vibe, Escolta is the place to be in for immersion of the city’s history. The famous Manila street, accessible through the Carriedo LRT-1 station, is full of old heritage sites that one can visit. And The Den at the First United Building is perfect for a shot of good local coffee after a tiring walk around the area.
Those looking for museums to drop in during a rainy day definitely have some fine options around Manila. The Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, a short distance from the Central LRT-1 station, is home to the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center, which is all about the history and way of life of ancestral Chinese-Filipinos.
Another museum to check out is the Upside Down Museum in Pasay. From the Vito Cruz LRT-1 station, make way to this whimsical place that’s exactly as advertised — everything is upside down, which makes for some awesome and hilarious Instagrammable pictures.
The best part of going around town on the LRT 1 is all of these spots can be visited all in just one day.
Under the auspices of ikotMNL — a tourism program launched by Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) in 2018 in partnership with the Department of Tourism, tour operators and local government units — this fun tour around Manila aims to connect foreign and local travelers to the capital’s rich history, cultural heritage, and top food destinations by riding the LRT-1 to areas such as Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo and many more.
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