We were about to leave Rizal Park to hit our next destination but this wonderfully ornate Chinese-inspired gate took our attention so we decided to give it a shot. Just few walks away from Rizal’s execution site (Check: Rizal’s Execution Site) is a serene Chinese Garden adorned with luscious greens and relaxing atmosphere.
I can’t find any details on when these parks were built (including the Japanese Park) but this garden much like what we have seen in Baguio’s Botanical Garden (the Friendship Pavilion) is possibly made to promote friendship between China and the Philippines.Some of the Chinese-inspired decor near the entrance of Chinese Garden. It is also interesting to note that there is a minimal entrance fee in this garden. You can access the place for Php10 and I guess it is very reasonable as the place is seemingly well maintained compare to other gardens that i have seen.One of the most interesting highlights of this garden is the man made lagoon which is adorned with luscious greenery and colorful flowers. The pagoda and the gazeebo are also complimenting the relaxing environment.If you’re looking for a quiet and less-crowded place in Luneta, the Chinese Garden is probably the great spot. You can marvel the beauty of this place and embrace the relaxing atmosphere at the same time. The kind of trees you can find from this place are quite special too.And it really feels like you’re in a different place! Shady boardwalksJust check out those intricate details? The Chinese Garden is relatively small compare to other gardens in Luneta but absolutely worth visiting. Along the lagoon constructed to simulate a small lake, are pagodas and gazebos that are set off by red pillars and green-tiled roofs and decorated with a profusion of mythical figures.I really appreciate every details in this garden and it also feels like touring BinondoA Statue of Confucius
This finally concludes our tour in Rizal Park. We headed to our next Manila destination. I’ve been longing to visit this place and I think the last time I went here is when I was in kindergarten! The Manila Zoo!
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LET’S EXPLORE MANILA TRAVEL SERIES
►Let’s Explore Manila Prologue
►Journey to the Past – Intramuros Part 1
►Journey to the Past – Intramuros Part 2
►The Papier Tole Souvenir Shop
►Intramuros In Black and White
►Go Hotel Otis : A Traveler-Friendly Budget Hotel In the Metro
►Paco Park and Cemetery
►The Historical Rizal Park (Luneta Park)
►The Rizal Execution Site
►The Chinese Garden
►The Manila Zoo and the Current Condition of Mali
►Baluarte De San Andres and Baluarte De San Diego of Intramuros
►The Seven Great Churches of Intramuros
►The Manila Baywalk