Parks and Recreation
Manila is the site of the country's premiere park, Rizal Park, which was erected for the country's national hero, José Rizal. Besides having parks and green areas, Manila is the home to several plazas, such as the Plaza Balagtas and Plaza Miranda, the site of the 1971 politics-related bombings. Within Manila lies notable parks and green areas, such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Rajah Sulayman Park, Manila Boardwalk, Liwasang Bonifacio, Mehan Garden, Paco Park, Remedios Circle, the Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Pandacan Linear Park, and the Malacañang Garden.
Within the city lies the cemeteries of the Manila Chinese Cemetery, La Loma Cemetery, the Manila South Green Park and the Manila North Green Park, notable as being the resting place of several historical figures and being the largest cemetery in the Metropolis. Both the Manila North and South Green Park are city-owned cemeteries.
A large number recreational areas are found scattered within the city, both public and private. Also, several playgrounds, sports facilities and gardens were erected within the city, most of which are now being developed in a commercial area.
Numerous shrine plazas are found within the city, wherein numerous historic monuments are found. Plazas also has numerous tiangge stores accommodating visitors. Plazas, unlike parks, contains lesser greens and mostly consisted of bricked pathways. Plazas in the city are usually located in commercial and industrial places while shrines have more greens than plazas and has no tiangge within it.
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