Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rizal: A Place Near Home

If there's one place that you should go to this Holy Week, a good suggestion would be in the province of Rizal. The area is just a few hours away from Manila. It is adjacent to Pasig City, which makes the province very accessible.

Rizal is very popular for Antipolo, the church to go for devout Catholics. The feast of the Shrine of Antipolo happens in May. But during the Holy Week, a walking pilgrimage forms at the Ortigas Center and they would all walk together to the Shrine. Many people tend to join in along the way too, with a few of them barefooted.

Aside from Antipolo, there are also other places of interest in the province. One is the rapeling park in Tanay, Rizal. There are also several resorts in the area, such as Club Manila East in Taytay, Lake View in Binangonan, and Thunderbird in Angono, Rizal.

Indeed, Rizal is a nature's place right in the city of Manila. Come and visit. You don't have to go far to experience nature's luscious beauty.

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