Muntinlupa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines
Muntinlupa, as the new sparkling jewel in Metro Manila, boasts of a lot of city sights to offer for the visitors of the city. Some of the tourist spots give the visitors signs or perhaps tell a story of the city’s past and some would be a representation on how the city is doing presently.
First of all, the city houses one of the tidiest residential subdivision in the Philippines. Some of the biggest malls in the Philippines that offer indoor theme parks are located in Muntinlupa, they are the Manuela Metropolis and the Festival Mall along the Filinvest Corporate City location. Usual visitors who want to visit Muntinlupa to be able to see its transformation from being a rural place to a highly urbanized region will surely get their money’s worth by going to the city’s modern commercial districts and the exclusive residential subdivisions.
For the visitors who are more adventurous and are on a mission of uncovering the secrets of Muntinlupa, they should visit the spots in the city that would show them the city’s character and history. To experience the city’s past notoriety, they should visit the New Bilibid Prison located at the Poblacion Barangay, which is a prison façade, consisting of twelve buildings with maximum security compound, housing the offices of the prison administration. This facility was built in the year 1941 on a sprawling 530-hectare.
Another one worth visiting is the country’s smallest natural lake called the Jamboree Lake which is surrounded by land structures that look similar to the rice terraces found in Ifugao, Mountain Province. Its surrounding is perfectly clean and this lake has been in existence since time immemorial.
Another dose of Muntinlupa’s history would be a visit to Monument Hill which is only a few meters away from the lake shore that marks the resting place of Eriberto Misa, who was the director of the prison during the time of World War 2. He was the one responsible for the initiation of the programs that have made life in prison more bearable.
If the visitor is interested in the Japanese regime in the city, he should visit the Yamashita Shrine which is the burial site for soldiers from Japan as well as for the person called the “Tiger of Malaya”, General Tomoyuki Yamashita. This General is said to have been executed in this place due to his crimes in World War 2. Whichever way the traveler go, he will definitely taste the different flavors of Muntinlupa, like seeing the future in the malls and plush villages, and seeing the past for going to one of this interesting places.
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