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The 58-hectare (143 acre) Rizal Park is named for Dr Jose Rizal,
renowned Philippine anti-colonialist, writer and philosopher. The
park is one of the largest in South East Asia, and is a green lung
much used by the residents of Manila for recreation and
entertainment. The park features numerous ornamental gardens, a
chess plaza and a skating rink. In a pond on the east side of the
park the Philippines archipelago has been recreated in miniature.
There are also some museums and public buildings within the park,
and after sunset a sound and light exhibit featuring the martyrdom
of Dr Jose Rizal is to be seen. On Sundays there is a free concert
in an open-air auditorium.
Opening time: Daily 7am to 7pm