Tagged: History

Himeji Castle (Himeji, Japan; 姫路城) 0

Himeji: Day Tour to the 400-Year Old Himeji Castle (姫路城)

The largest, the grandest, and the most visited castle in Japan. As a fan of Japanese castles, we wasted no opportunity in stepping on its grounds during our recent visit to Japan. Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himejijō) is frequently known as...

Hiroshima, Japan 1

Hiroshima: Top 10 Things To Do

It is said that the first settlers of what was now Hiroshima came during the 6th or 7th centuries. In 1589, it started to prosper under the feudal lord Mori Terumoto, who foresaw the castle’s construction and gave the city...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial 原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu, Hiroshima, Japan 3

Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, A Haunting Monument

Being a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this is the preserved ruins of the building in the aftermath of the Atomic bombings of August 6, 1945. This building, formerly known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, was...

Rizal Shrine, Calamba, Laguna 0

Calamba: Rizal Shrine (Gallery)

The Rizal Shrine is a reproduction of the original two-story, Spanish-Colonial style house in Calamba, Laguna where José Rizal was born on June 19, 1861. Rizal is regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. The house...

National Museum of Anthropology, Manila 0

Manila: National Museum of Anthropology

Formerly known as the National Museum of the Filipino People, the National Museum of Anthropology is a component of the National Museum of the Philippines that specializes in anthropology and archaeology. It is very near the National Museum of Fine...

Mt. Ugo, Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet 1

Itogon: Mt. Ugo – A Day Hike Guide

Mount Ugo, or otherwise spelled as Mount Ugu, is one of the famous hiking destinations in Cordillera. With an elevation of 2,150 meters above sea level, it is lower than the adjacent Mount Pulag, Mount Amuyao, and Mount Napulauan. Nevertheless,...

Camp John Hay, Baguio City 0

Baguio: Camp John Hay’s 10 Places to Explore

A former military station of the United States Army established in the 1900s during the Philippine-American War. Because of favorable cool climate, the site was chosen as the reserved campsite for soldiers and was named Camp John Hay in 1903...