Rizal Park is a large field with an elevated strolling ground, gardens, wide pathways, fountains, ponds, playground are among the many attractions, bounded by Roxas Boulevard and ending at the sea wall facing Manila Bay. In the central portion of Rizal Park stands Rizal Monument, a guarded memorial to the national hero. It built through public subscription to honor the Philippine patriot, Dr. Jose Rizal. The statue was cast in Switzerland; all distances from Manila are measured from its adjacent flagpole. Behind the monument is a series of plaques inscribed with Rizal's poem "Mi Ultimo Adios" (My Last Farewell). A marble slab highlights the spot where Rizal met his martyr's death by firing squad, while an obelisk marks the site of the earlier executions of Filipino priests Gomez, Burgos and Zamora. To the north side, along Burgos Street, are the Chinese garden, Planetarium, Japanese garden and Orchidarium (but small entrance fee needed for each).
Then after that tiring day, we come home from Manila to Laguna......but we really enjoyed a lot!