Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Luneta aka Rizal Park

The Rizal Park was a tribute to the Philippines national hero, Jose Rizal.


GomBurZa marker.

Marker on the site of Rizal's execution.

The 31-meter Philippine flagpole is called kilometer zero, 
it is where the distance of the country's towns and cities is measured from.

At the center of the Park is the 1913 bronze Rizal's monument, just beside the flagpole, situated a few meters away from the marker indicating the actual execution site.

Rizal Park has gardens, historical markers, plazas, a grand stadium, an observatory, an open-air concert hall, an artists' sanctuary, a light-and-sound theatre, restaurants, food kiosks and playgrounds, and dozens of fountains.

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