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Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. It is at the northern end of Roxas Boulevard, overlooking Manila Bay.

Rizal Park's history began in the early 1800s during the Spanish rule. While Manila's social and business activities were confined within Intramuros, a small area just south of the walls was cleared to prevent sneak attacks from the patriotic natives. The name "Luneta" is synonymous to the word lunette; the park was said to have the shape of a half moon in Spanish times and situated next to a Spanish fort serving as a buffer during rebellions by the locals. The Park was also called Bagumbayan in Spanish colonial era.

Luneta has been the site of some of the most significant moments in Philippine history . Among them are the execution of Dr. José Rizal on December 30, 1896, whose martyred death made him a hero of the Philippine Revolution. (It was officially renamed Rizal Park in tribute to him.); the Declaration of Philippine Independence from American rule on June 4, 1946; and the political rallies of Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino in 1986.

The monument also serves as the point of origin or Kilometre Zero to all other cities in the Philippines.

The park in modern times has become a local spot for families to have picnics on Sundays and holidays and a major tourist attraction of Manila. It has a small man-made lake with a replica of the Philippine archipelago in the middle. The park has recreational value as well, as bands, orchestras and other sorts of entertainment are provided for free in its open-air auditorium, aptly called "Concert at the Park".

Quirino GrandstandOther attractions of Rizal Park include the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, the Department of Tourism main office, the National Museum of the Filipino People, The National Library of the Philippines, the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion, the Planetarium, the monument of the Philippines's first hero, Lapu-Lapu, a fountain area, a children's lagoon, a chess plaza, a light and sound presentation on the last days of Jose Rizal,a large open stone model of the Philippine islands, and the Quirino Grandstand.

On an area on the right side of the park stands a set of statues depicting Rizal's execution, situated on the spot where he was martyred. Contrary to popular belief, the monument is not the spot where he was executed, but the monument is situated there to serve two purposes: to serve a kilometer zero or starting point od measure for the distances from manila, and to guide incoming boats and ships to Manila Bay, prior to the erection of a lighthouse.













 

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sa wakas nag karoon ng thread na ganito pano hinahanap ko to dati sana keep up natin this thread
 

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Philippines' Kilometer Zero... (net find)



across the Kilometer Zero mark is the Rizal Monument...

the structure behind it is a clock (i think it's Bulgari) donated by Filipino Freemasons...

farther behind is the Quirino Grandstand...
 

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^^ It's the starting point for all measurements of distances in the Philippines.
 

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That warrior statue (of Lapu-lapu?) is pretty decent but out of place in the National Hero's Park because of its size.
 

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Luneta is the last remaining large open space ng Metro Manila..Haayy, Sana meron pa tayong open spaces like this dito sa Metro Manila.
 

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Luneta is the last remaining large open space ng Metro Manila..Haayy, Sana meron pa tayong open spaces like this dito sa Metro Manila.
Malaki pa yung sa FBGC di ba? Sa Quezon City- we still have UP, QCMC, La Mesa Ecopark and Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.
 

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I mean, un pwede talagang libutin at libre parang luneta park.

Un FBGC's open spaces are only emtpy lots, sooner or later, all of the open spaces sa FBGC will be gone. Even in it's masterplan, it has no public park planned in FBGC.

UP, It has no park with the size of luneta at hinde pwede gumala sa loob nito ang mga publiko at 90% ng lupain ng UP ay masukal at puro damuhan lang.

QCMC is just a huge circular rotonda at cramp sya di tulad ng luneta na malaki ang space.

La Mesa Ecopark at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is not free at hinde sya masyadong open where you can freely fly your kite.

In short, wala na tayong park na may malaking open space tulad ng luneta mismo.
 

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The last time I was in UP (that was yesterday) pwede pa namang gumala ang publiko sa loob ng libre. Masukal? Central Park which is to New York what Rizal Park is to Manila is full of trees. Being the lungs of Manila, it ought to have more trees. Field siguro ang hanap mo...
 

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Sana tanggalin at ilipat sa ibang lokasyon yong estatua ni Lapu- Lapu sa harap ng agripina circle kasi napakapangit tingnan para bang eye sore. Sana irestore na lang nila yong fountain dati sa gitna mas classic ang dating.
 

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Sana tanggalin at ilipat sa ibang lokasyon yong estatua ni Lapu- Lapu sa harap ng agripina circle kasi napakapangit tingnan para bang eye sore. Sana irestore na lang nila yong fountain dati sa gitna mas classic ang dating.
I agree completely with the statement above. Mas ok sya nung may globe na may fountain. Buhay na buhay ang dating ng place. At sana ibalik yung skating rink around the globe and may music pa. Eversince itanayo yung out of place na statue na yun nawala bigla ang mga taong gumagala dun. The place just died. And at night dyan tumatambay ang mga pokpok that caters to taxi and jeepney drivers.
 
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