Tagged: History

Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Tupanggala, Shrine, Torii, Zen, Buddhism 0

Fushimi-Inari Shrine: Land of the Thousand Torii

It’s unimaginable for a tourist that has been to Kyoto but missed Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), for it is the most important Shinto Shrine in Southern Kyoto. The place is known for its countless redish torii which are spread along...

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺, Kyoto, Japan, Tupanggala, Pinoy Travel, 0

Kinkakuji, The Golden Pavilion (金閣寺)

Perhaps one of the most remarkable landmarks of Kyoto. The  gold leaf-covered temple is often depicted with its reflection from the Kokochi or “mirror pond” and surrounded by small rocks and pine trees. The Kinkakuji (金閣寺, literally “Temple of the...

Osaka Castle, 大阪城, Ōsakajō, Osaka, Japan 0

Osaka Castle (大阪城)

One of the most famous landmarks of any major city are their historic pre-Meiji-era castle. Being in Osaka, we wasted no time visiting is its own castle, the Osaka Castle (大阪城, Osaka-jo). We made our trip quite early, at about...

Mt. Pamitinan, Rodriguez, Rizal 0

Paitiman sa Mt. Pamitinan

Need to withdraw from the urban clutter that is Metro Manila but do not have the luxury of time or money? Feel the thirst for the rush of adrenaline and view of nature? Experience the climb and thrill of Mt....

(Carabao Island/Fort Frank, Maragondon, Cavite) 9

Formidable Fort of Carabao Island

More known as Fort Frank, this island is one of the complex of defensive islands built by the Americans at the mouth of Manila Bay. The long, narrow island is surrounded by jagged cliffs, caves, rocky shores and topped by...

(Heritage Village, Vigan, Ilocos Sur) 6

Vigan’s Vintage Village

If you ever wanted to glimpse at the past of the Philippines, this place would be at the top of your list. Because no matter what time of the day you decide to visit the different tourist spots here in Vigan,...

Bantay Watchtower. Bantay, Ilocos Sur 4

Bantay’s Enduring Watchtower

Bantay Bell Tower was built in 1591 and serves as the belfry of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Caridad, St. Augustine Parish (one of the oldest surviving churches in Ilocos region established in 1590). It also served as a...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 3

Trek to Historic Tirad Pass

Located in the mountainous town of Gregorio del Pilar, it is the site of the infamous Battle of Tirad Pass where valiant Filipinos led by General Gregorio del Pilar defended General Emilio Aguinaldo from the advancing American forces. It is...