5 Philippine Heritage destinations in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Plaza Cuartel Historical Marker

5 Philippine Heritage destinations in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

One of the proofs that it truly is more fun in the Philippines is the beautiful city of Puerto Princesa in Palawan.

This city is nothing short of amazing and enchanting. Their very friendly and inviting locals, delicious and unique dishes, and of course, their popular and fun destinations make this city a city that no Filipino and no tourist should miss out on.

But with all its famous destinations, there is still much more to discover in this city.

Planning for the Puerto Princesa tour? Include these Heritage destinations in Puerto Princesa to learn more about the history of this enchanting city.

1. Palawan Heritage Center

Heritage destinations in Puertro Princesa
Palawan Heritage Center – Heritage destinations in Puerto Princesa

Palawan Heritage Center is an interactive museum located in Fernandez Street, right at the heart of Puerto Princesa. It is a museum with modern architecture and atmosphere. The museum is very high-tech. It has quite a number of touch-screen videos and holograms that educate those who go to the museum regarding the history of economic and environmental trials that the city has faced. You will also be able to see artifacts, dioramas, and photographs.

2. Palawan Museum

The Palawan Museum in Puerto Princesa City
The Palawan Museum in Puerto Princesa City

Located in the town of Quezon, Palawan, Palawan Museum is where many preserved and well-maintained artifacts of the earliest Filipinos are found. It gives a different view of the history of Palawan and the Philippines as well. Visitors will see how the culture, lifestyle, instruments, knowledge of Filipinos developed through the years.

Inside Palawan Museum
Inside Palawan Museum
Palawan Museum
Palawan Museum
Shell Collection inside Palawan Museum
Shell Collection inside Palawan Museum

The entrance fee to this phenomenal museum is not a heavy burden to your pocket. It will only cost you 100 Php.

3. Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum

Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum
Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum
Palawan Special Battalion World War II Memorial Museum
Palawan Special Battalion World War II Memorial Museum
Inside Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum
Inside Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum

Learn about the hardships; try to see yourself in the shoes of the soldiers who fought during World War II in the Palawan Special Battalion WWII Memorial Museum. You will be able to see weapons, soldiers’ uniforms, old typewriters, and many more artifacts that had survived one of the biggest wars that the world has seen. Even vehicles of that time are found in that museum. If ever you wish to take pictures, no need to worry. The museum permits to have photos taken inside.

4. Plaza Cuartel

Plaza Cuartel Entrance
Plaza Cuartel Entrance
Inside Plaza Cuartel
Inside Plaza Cuartel

Plaza Cuartel is a peaceful park to most people, but in reality, it is a place that has witnessed dark events. Appreciate and marvel at the great structures and architectures found in the park. The tunnels and their garrisons are the venues of the tragic Palawan Massacre. Although as tragic as its history may seem, this has become a tourist destination, for it has become a symbol of what one must pay to get a taste of freedom.

5. Palawan Butterfly House and Tribal Village

The amazement people feel with Palawan’s beaches will also be the same amazement you will get when you see the Palawan Butterfly House and Tribal Village. This ecological garden has been home to various and diverse species of butterflies. There are also species of dragonflies found inside and some animals such as crocodiles, lizards, etc.

Palawan Tribal Village
Palawan Tribal Village

Challenge: If you can, some guides challenge visitors to touch the scorpion. Go and try to see if you’re brave enough.

Palawan Butterfly House and Tribal Village
Palawan Butterfly House and Tribal Village
Tribal Village Palawan
Tribal Village Palawan

Palawan’s tribal village will give you a chance to interact with the natives of Palawan and learn more about their culture.

To truly appreciate the beauty of a place, you must learn more about its history.

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