5 Philippine Heritage destinations in Puertro Princesa, Palawan
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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. With their very friendly and inviting locals, delicious and unique dishes, and of course their popular and fun destinations, makes this city a city that no Filipino and no tourist should miss out.
But with all its popular destinations, there is still much more to discover in this city.
Planning for Puerto Princesa tour? Include these Heritage destinations in Puertro Princesa to learn more about the history of this enchanting city.
1. Palawan Heritage Center
Palawan Heritage Center is an interactive museum located in Fernandez Street, right at the heart of Puerto Princesa. It is 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 in the museum regarding the history of both economic and environmental trials that the city has faced. You will also be able to see artifacts, dioramas and photographs.
2. Palawan Museum
Located in the town of Quezon, Palawan, Palawan Museum is where a lot of preserved and well maintained artifacts of the earliest Filipinos are found. It gives a different view of the history of not only Palawan but of the Philippines as well. Visitors will see how the culture, lifestyle, instruments, knowledge of Filipinos developed through the years.
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
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, uniforms of the soldiers, 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 is a peaceful park to most people, but in reality it is a place that has witnessed dark events. Appreciate and marvel on the great structures and architectures found in the park. The tunnels and its garrisons is the venue 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 a home of a variety and diverse species of butterflies. There are also species of dragonflies found inside and as well as some animals such as crocodiles, lizards, etc.
Challenge: If you can there are guides who challenge visitors to touch the scorpion. Go and try to see if you’re brave enough.
Palawan’s tribal village will give you a chance to interact with the natives of Palawan, as well to learn more about their culture.
To truly appreciate the beauty of a place, you must learn more about its history.