Lifestyle

LRT-1's Walking Tours Promise to Help Filipinos Rediscover Manila

They hope to start in July.
Comments

Line 1 of the Manila Light Rail Transit System, specifically the Baclaran to Central Terminal route, has been around since 1984. Not much has changed save for expansions to Roosevelt in 2010 and a few repairs in the operational coaches. With more than three decades of serving local commuters, it's not a surprise Manila's grit and grime have taken its toll on the terminals. This July 2018, the Light Rail Manila Corporation, in partnership with the Department of Tourism, plans to change what people think of Manila through the launch of ikotMNL, a walking tour around one of the Metro's main modes of transportation.

Tour operators like Carlos Celdran of Walk This Way Intramuros, Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks, and Tralulu of Binondo Food Crawl also pitched in for this new tourism project. With their expertise, a line-up of tour packages were developed to highlight Manila's rich history and cultural heritage.

Popular stops include architectural wonders such as the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help near the Baclaran station and the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace near Monumento station, beautiful museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design near Vito Cruz station, hard-to-resist markets in Divisoria and Chinatownâboth near Carriedo Station, and the historic Rizal Park near UN Avenue station.

The Light Rail Manila Corporation is yet to announce details about this upcoming project, but already we're excited to rediscover the best of Manila.

For updates, follow Department of Tourism on Facebook.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Christa De La Cruz for Spot.ph
View Other Articles From Christa
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
 
Share
Everyone's favorite gory fighter is back.
 
Share
Marvel fans have noticed how Scott Lang has the answer to everything.
 
Share
 
Share
From dealing Yu-Gi-Oh cards and selling clothes, Gino Aldeguer Roque IV is now behind the country’s first student-versus-student, MMA-style tournament
 
Share
The Confidence Index also saw its biggest quarter-on-quarter drop since the survey started.
 
Share
But the difference won’t make your connection lightning fast.
 
Share
We bought items from the country's top online shopping sites to find out.
 
Share
There's so much to learn from the production cycle of a Gouache brand bag.
 
Share
The director also confirms the five-part miniseries that will follow the film.
 
Share
Kevin Hart is not the victim of his own controversy
Load More Articles
Connect With Us