Nature Experiences in Makati - Philippines

Makati City is the main financial hub in the Philippines. Its here we find the Philippines Stock Exchange and the famous and respected Makati Business Club. With all these reasons this makes Makati City the financial backbone of the country. Makati City is one of the many metro cities that make up manila, the capital of Philippines.

This city of refined, urbane, polished culture and is the one of the most important entertainment and cultural nerve centers of the country. When you come to the city you will notice there are a lot of world class shopping malls, hotels, night clubs and eateries. You may be pleasantly surprised to find yourself engaging with many expatriates from all over the world who live and work here. Makati City is a world class city on its own right.

Apart from Makati City being the cultural hub and the financial might of the nation, there are plenty of places to see here. If you are here, be sure to check these places:

Fort Bonifacio

Fort Bonifacio area is located near North Forbes Park and Millionaires Village. A former military camp, of which a large portion has been converted to a commercial district , called The Fort. However there are quite a few military facilities here and war museums and memorials and centers were maps are kept. To refresh your body with fresh air after some sightseeing, do checkout the forested training camps and parks, like the Libingan ng mga Bayani or Memorial for Heroes in Fort Bonifacio, suitable as picnic grounds and jogging areas.

Guadalupe Ruins

This tour would take you the visitor back to the year 1629, the Guadalupe Ruins along Bernardino Street near J. P. Rizal Avenue in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati is a unique place. The Ruins is actually a centuries-old churchNuestra Senora de Gracia Churchtypical of the Doric style of architecture popular in the 17th century. The tourists are shown the amazing hewn stones that were cut into from size from the famous Guadalupe quarry. These stones form the church walls, vaults and spectacular columns of this church, that have stood the test of time. While visiting Makati city, regardless of what religion you follow, this is a must place to visit.

Walking along Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas

Located on the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. The monument of the famous senator Ninoy Aquino stands there just moments before he was assassinated. This intersection has witnessed many political rallies and mass assemblies in the past, most of which have changed the country politically. When touring this amazing city you will most definitely pass by this intersection where major business houses are housed in towering buildings.

Reading a B ook along the Park of Greenbelt.

Greenbelt 3 has an area with a big park in the middle with different ponds and plants where you can wait for your friends while having coffee or reading a book. This is one of the best ways to relax after shopping or eating.

Biking in Makati Park

Makati Park can be found along J.P. Rizal Street. Many kids today go there to play and fly kites. Most people also go there to bike. The park had undergone some restorations and today it is well lighted and has new plants as well for visitors to relax by and enjoy.