"Manila" Olongapo City Tourist Trap Tip by rich_celine
Olongapo City Tourist Traps: 3 reviews and 1 photos
Be careful of all beggars.Its better to be safe than sorry::::::::::::::::::::::
Unique Suggestions: Most businesses are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 AM till noon Saturdays.
Banks are open from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. When banking in the Philippines, it is advisable to have your passport with you for identification.
The post offices are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays only. Local postage is P4 for a standard letter and P16 for letters to America and Europe. Stamps for postcards are frequently available from the Concierge Desk at most major hotels. The Philippines uses ZIP codes, please include them in addressing local mail.
NOTE: The Standard lunch hour is noon to 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Almost all businesses and government offices are closed.
Fun Alternatives: Castle Manila:
A replica mid 19th C house, recreating the Intramuros lifestyle of upper class Filipinos at this time. Corner Real and General Lunar Street. Intramuros. Manila Luzon, Tel (02) 487 754
Bohol's most famous attraction: the area is named because of the rich grass which covers them turns brown in summer. Carmen Town, Bohol Visayas.
The oldest street in the Philippines located in the heart of Cebu. Cebu Visayas
Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery:
The only underground cemetery in the Philippines; it served as a meeting place for the revolutionary leaders in Laguna. Laguna. Luzon, Tel (02) 599-031.
The most historically famous landmark in Cebu. Planted by Magellan in 1521, it marks the place where the first Christian Filipinos were baptized, Cebu.
PARKS & WILDLIFE
These 250 feet falls cascade down to a pool surrounded by orchids and other rich tropical flora- 4 km from Mambajao. Camiguin. Mindanao
Maquinit Hot Springs:
Located on a scenic beach corner, this is the premium hot spring in the Philippines. Palawan. Luzon
A natural recluse is created within this 90m crater. A haven for lush jungle life, natural springs and still water pools. Accommodation available Alaminos, Laguna. Luzon, Tel (02) 571 872
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife:
Quezon Avenue. Quezon City. Luzon.
Rizal Memorial Park:
Within the lush park there are monuments, a skating rink and adventure playground. Free concerts are on every Sunday. Ermita, Manila. Luzon. * For further information contact Department of Tourism on Tel: (02) 599 031
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