Taguig is a highly urbanized city located in the south-eastern part of Metro Manila. The city is also recognized internationally as a city to do business, however even if you’re not here on a business trip and just a on holiday, Taguig is still a good place to visit. Taguig has a rich history that dates back to both Spanish and American times and the city has many landmarks and the most popular one is the Fort Bonifacio. There are a lot of things to do in Taguig and mostly it’s more appealing to the urbanized travelers. There are also a lot of landmarks and beautiful historical sites that you can visit if you want to learn more about the country.
1. Fort Bonifacio – This is the National Headquarters of the Philippine Army and it is also the bases of the Philippine Navy and Philippine Marines.
2. Bonifacio Global City – BGC is a 240 hectare world-class business district at the heart of the city. This place is home to upscale shopping centers, condominiums, hotels, offices and schools. This is a great place to go shopping or have dinner with your friends.
3. Arca South – It is the the future industrial estate owned by Ayala Land Incorporated and it is also one of the largest estates that can be found in Metro Manila.
4. The Blue Mosque – The mosque is a religious center for both Filipino and foreign Muslims in Maharlika Village.
5. Dambanang Kawayan – It is a century old church in that is located Tipas and is made of pure native bamboo. The place was inaugurated as a parish in 1969.
6. Veterans’ Museum – The museum is where war stories are told in life-sized tableaus and a good place to go to if you want to learn more about the past wars that the Philippines went through.
7. Shrine of St. Anne – The shrine was built in 1587 in Sta. Ana and it is now considered as one of the Philippines’ oldest churches. A good place to pay respect or just see the old church.
8. Parola – This was built in the early 17th century and it stands guard at the mouth of Napindan Channel where the Pasig River crosses into the Laguna Lake. It became the meeting place of the revolutionaries known as the Katipunan during the quest for the independence of the Philippines.
9. Museo de Sta. Ana – The place is a museum at the Shrine of St. Anne and also the repository of artifacts showcasing the religious and rich culture and history of Taguig.
10. Department of Science and Technology – It is a mini forest and eco-tourism park in Bicutan and it is suitable for camping and other outdoor activities.
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Photo Credits: Dambanang Kawayan – Taguig by Ramon FVelasquez