There’s nothing like a good field trip to spark the curiosity in kids! In this case, it’s meant to spark a sense of nationalism. Consider it as a mini Philippine history immersion activity! We’ve rounded up six different spots you can take your kids for a bit of history and some fun. So scroll down, and start planning your next family field trip ASAP!
This is definitely a site to see! I was in awe the first time I saw it. The ingenuity was unbelievable. The rice terraces were built by the indigenous people as an irrigation system. Can you imagine that this site was purely man-made?
Fun fact: The Banaue Rice Terraces can be as high as 4,000 meters above sea level.
Fort Santiago holds many memories within its walls! It’s mostly know as the citadel built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as the defense fortress of Intramuros. But more than that, did you know that it was once captured by the British and Americans at one point? There’s surely a lot to learn in this Fort!
This is a resort in Bataan that is a museum of Filipino history. History is shown through the many casas that bring this place to life! It boasts of the artistry and craftsmanship that was very much present during the 18th century. You can even take a balsa for a panoramic tour!
Calle Crisologo is one of the few places that has been preserved in all its glory! It’s truly a site to see. Walking on the cobblestone roads, admiring old architecture, the tempting smell of Vigan longganisa and empanada–you’ll surely be transported back to the olden days!
This site is also known as Luneta Park. It stands today as a symbol of the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Kingdom. I highly suggest that you visit the Rizal Park, Intramuros, and Fort Santiago on one fine afternoon. There’s a whole lot of history to take in, and a lot of sites nearby to see!
Corregidor was the fortress used for many wars. In the site, there are tours that take you around the whole island. You get to see the memorial, beach, tunnels, and more. There’s definitely a lot of history here!