Thursday, 15 March 2012

Intramuros, the Philippines

Kalau ke Manila, tidak lengkap rasanya kalau tidak singgah ke Intramuros.


Intramuros merupakan salah satu kawasan bersejarah di Manila.


Dipetik daripada wikitravel:


Intramuros is the oldest district and historic core of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.Nicknamed the Walled City, the fortified Intramuros was the seat of government during the Spanish Colonial Period. Its name in Latin, intramuros literally means "within the walls".


The city was located then along Manila Bay and south of the Pasiq River entrance before 20th-century reclaimations obscured the city from the bay. Guarding the city is Fort Santiago, a citadel located at the mouth of the river. Construction of its thick defensive wall were started by the Spaniards in the late 16th century to protect the seat of the Spanish government from foreign invasions (most notably British and Dutch) and raiding sea pirates. 


Kat dalam kota ni, adalah gereja, monumen-monumen yang sudah restored dan semestinya gerai cenderamata. Harga boleh tahan murah. 



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