Nayong Pilipino Theme Park
From the CCP complex, one can proceed to Nayong Pilipino, a 32-acre theme park which is about 10-minute drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The park features scaled-down replicas of the country’s top tourist destinations such as Mayon Volcano, the Banaue Rice Terraces and the Chocolate Hills. A smaller park, which offers a venue Catholic church.
The centuries old musical instrument was constructed between 1792 and 1819. It has 174 bamboo pipes, 122 horizontal reeds of soft metal, a five-octave keyboard, and 22 stops arranged in vertical rows. The church is open daily except Sunday morning.
Nayong Pilipino Park (Philippine Village Park) in Manila’s Pasay City is one of the best places to ‘tour’ for a quick glimpse of the most famous landmarks of the Philippines. It’s a 45-acre theme park with miniature versions of the Banaue Rice Terraces, Mount Mayon, Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, among others. A myriad of houses also dot the landscape that function as museums and replicas that capture the cultural heritage from each of the three main regions of the archipelago. The Nayong Pilipino Cultural and Heritage Park emerged alongside and at par with other globally-competitive family leisure areas within the PAGCOR Entertainment City at the Manila Bay reclamation area to put up a world-class cultural theme park and at the same time restore the past glory of the old Nayong Pilipino.
The park aims to make the experiences as authentic as possible. Attention is paid to details such as the original architectural construction and materials used in building the Ifugao and Kalinga huts. Masses are even conducted in the Barasoan Church replica, the original being a place where great minds convened and their efforts blessed in pursuing Philippine independence.
The park also aims to follow a monthly theme to showcase the different Philippine festivals, traditional Filipino music and dances, food, arts and crafts. This will give each visitor a more animated and indelible experience of the Philippines.
The park is well capable of hosting different functions and events, such as seminars and weddings including accommodations in the form of cottages. These allow visitors to enjoy the rustic charm of the “barrio” life and will be their private sanctuary.
Since education and life is a continuing process, an information center and library is devoted to continuing research on Philippine history. Nayong Pilipino is an ideal place to start your cultural exploration of the Philippines.
Expo Pilipino (now Clark Expo)
Expo Pilipino (now Clark Expo) was the Philippine National Centennial Exposition and centerpiece of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898. The 60-hectare entertainment park in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga is a celebration of the Filipino's history, culture, and achievements in the past 100 years, as well as aspirations for the next millennium. This was a project of the National Centennial Commission (NCC) and the Philippine Centennial Exposition Corporation.
The Nayong Pilipino main office is located at MIA Road, Pasay City, Telephone No. (045) 436-1718, Cell phone Nos. 0916-685 0997, 0949 - 768 1893. Email Ad.: nayo...@yahoo.com . Website: http://www.nayonsaclark.com/