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Man-made Must See!

      The Philippines is not only a country full of nature’s wonders. It’s also a nation full of gifted inhabitants that are able to create wonders exquisite enough to be seen and admired. Here are a few things man-made that would not only induce appreciation for the country but also for the history of the people residing within its 7,100+ islands.

   1. The Banaue Rice Terraces

                + Believed to be built entirely by hand, the Banaue rice terraces boasts of the ingenuity of the “Pinoy”. More than 2000 years in existence, this UNESCO World Heritage site was created out of the need for flat lands for plantation and utilizes an old system of irrigation. The view would be hard to describe, the feeling that overcomes one when it is finally seen is harder. The Banaue rice terraces screams of the culture and individuality of the Filipino before the dominion of outsiders.

 

            

   2. Intramuros

                + A remnant of the Spanish domination in the Philippines, it was built by the Spaniards during the 16th century. Although most of the buildings were destroyed during World War II, restoration was done in the 1980’s. The word “Intramuros” means “walled city” in Spanish and for years, this site has become the silent witness of the Spanish Administration in the Philippines. Within Intramuros reside two of the most significant churches in the country, the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church.
             
Intramuros, Manila

   3.   Rizal Monument

                + The monument is 50 feet high with a base made of solid granite. It was built during the 1900’s in tribute of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal. The statue cast in Switzerland was finished in 1912 and to this day stands as a reminder our hard-won freedom.

Rizal Monument

      Much more man-made sites to be found scattered all over the country, each one holding a piece of the Philippine puzzle.

 


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