Intramuros (Latin: within the walls) is the historic centre and oldest district of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.Also known as the Ciudad Murada (Walled City) because of its most famous feature: a nearly three-mile-long circuit of massive stone walls and fortifications that almost completely surrounds the entire district. Taken from www.wikitravel.org
I think enough with the history.. Pada mulanya i thought Intramuros ni satu kawasan kecik aja, rupanya mak datuk, memang cukup besar..nasib baik naik kereta kuda...
|Kereta kuda kami...|
|Getting into our carriage|
|On our way to the shrine|
|Tmn Peringatan kot...|
|The Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago @ Museum|
|Inside the shrine|
|These were the foot steps of Jose Rizal, from the shrine to Rizal Park (the place where he was shot). Jaoh jugak|
Rizal Park nak ke Shrine ni.. Kalau kita zaman skrg ni, kena naik kereta...pengsan kalau menapak...
After the shrine, was just walked at the park until we ended up the bank of Pasai River. Tangkap-tangkap gambar la kat tepi sungai tu overlooking the old Manila. Lepas penat2 ambik gambar, we hopped on the calisa and sightseeing around Intramuros, While sightseeing, pemandu pelancong tu dok citer2 la kisah bangunan-bangunan tu... I can recall part of what he said but most of it, it digested inside me...He..he... too much history made me dizzy...
|I'm not so sure of what this is but it looks like some kind of pre-war structures, like a tunnel or something..|
Itula, masa guide tu cakap, x mau dngr...leka tangkap gambar
|Pasig River reminds me of our very own Klang River...he..he... There used to be a river cruise circulating|
the river but it was discontinued.
|Dekat Manila pon ada Great Wall...|
Anyway, let me just show u some of the buildings i managed to capture while we were inside the calisa.
|The ever famous San Agustin Church and convent..Masa kami lalu pon ada ramai pasangan pengantin baru|
sedang menlangsongkan perkahwinan... There are a lot of churches inside here but this one is the busiest one,
yg lain tu mcm lengang aja...
|Top: Rumah tradisional melayu, bottom: copper tooling of the presidents of Phillipines|
|The Bayleaf: The only hotel inside Intramuros|
*There are many other places to visit inside Intramuros (museums, fort, churches, etc) but we didn't stop as we did not have enough time to stop at all the places.
To be cont...