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Pasay City
In terms of area, Pasay City is the third smallest political subdivision in the National Capital Region. It is adjacent to the City of Manila and is bounded to the south Parañaque, to the northeast by Makati and Taguig and to the west in Manila Bay. The city is located at latitude 14º 32' and longitude 121º 00'.

The City has a total land area of 18.50 square kilometers of which 5.5050 square kilometer is the City proper, 9.5 square kilometers is being occupied by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) complex, which include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Villamor Air Base and the rest of the reclamation area with 4.00 square kilometers. Thus, among the local government in the region, Pasay has the greater area devoted to utilities covering 51.35% of its total land area or 9.50 square kilometers. The City is known for its entertainment - business-restaurants, coffee shops, and clubs, particularly those located along Roxas Boulevard, facing Manila Bay. A large part of Metro Manila's "tourist belt" is located in the City. Pasay is composed of seven (7) districts, divided into twenty (20) Zones, with a total of 200 Barangays. Zone 19, Covering Barangays 178 and 191 is the largest among the zones with an area of 5.10 square kilometers. Zone 1, on the other hand, is the smallest covering Barangays 1 to 3 and 14 to 17 with an area of 100,000 square meters (0.1 sq. km.).

Pasay City is the third smallest political subdivision in the National Capital Region. Adjacent to the city of Manila and bounded to the south by Paranaque, norhtwest by Makati City and Taguig to the west. The city has a total land area of 19 square kilometers of which 5.5 square kilometers is the city proper. The Air Transportation Office (formerly CAA) occupies 9.5 square kilometers which inclides the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Villamor Air Base, and the reclamation area, Pasay City has the greatest area devoted to utilities covering 61% of its total land area of 11.7 square kilometers.

The city is known for its entertainment business, particularly located along Roxas Boulevard facing the Manila Bay, known as Manila’s “tourist belt.” Commercial and residential areas are merged in a zone.

Cultural Attractions
Nayong Pilipino is a theme park where one can breeze through an enticing country of 7,107 islands enlivened by the astonishing diversity of 111 linguistic, cultural, and racial groups. Nayong Pilipino highlights the country's regions, their tourist attractions, handicrafts, and culture.

The Nayong Pilipino
also features ethnological objects at the Philippine Museum of Ethonology, 19th century furniture collection of the lowland Filipinos at the Museo ng Bahay Pilipino, rare pieces of antique religious icons exhibited at the Aguinaldo House, a photo gallery and clothes collection of Philippine beauties at the Bulwagan ng Kagandahan, and a showcase of Muslim arts at the Torogan House. Other attractions in the village are the mini-Nayong Pilipino Aquarium, Aviary of Philippine Birds, Garden of Philippine Plants, Herbal Garden, and a Lagoon where you can fish. Several special events are also being staged and organized by Nayong Pilipino from January to December.

It is located at MIA Road near NAIA Terminal II (centennial airport) and the Philippine Village Hotel. Take any of the airport-bound buses from EDSA or passenger jeepney from the terminal at Airport Road near Domestic Airport Terminal, then get off at the entrance of Nayong Pilipino. Travel time is 15 to 20 minutes. It is about 30-45 minutes by Tramo-Baclaran bound jeepney to go to the Airport Road jeepney terminal from Rizal Park, Taft Avenue.

Folk Arts Theater
(CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd.). Not far from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) stand the Folk Arts Theater, a work of Architect Leandro Locsin. The 10,000-capacity theater is used for popular performances that anticipate extensive audiences. It was inaugurated in July 1974 after a record construction of 77 days. To go to CCP Complex, take any of the orange-colored shuttle jeepneys stationed at Vito Cruz corner Taft Avenue (10-minute ride); from Rizal Park, the Folk Arts Theater is about 15 to 20 minutes jeepney ride away.

Cultural Center of the Philippines
(Roxas Blvd.).Built to symbolize the country's national cultural development, the CCP is an institution mandated by Philippine law to preserve, promote, and enhance the Filipino people's cultural heritage. Built on reclaimed land in Manila Bay, the CCP was designed by leading Filipino architect Leandro Locsin. It houses a 2,000-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theatre, a library, a museum with permanent displays featuring archeological finds, Islamic crafts etc., and the contemporary art museum. To go to CCP Complex, take an orange-colored shuttle jeepney stationed at Vito Cruz corner Taft Avenue (10-minute ride). From Rizal Park, CCP is about 15 to 20 minutes jeepney ride away. Contact numbers are: 831-2137, 831-1890, 831-2201 to 16.

Philippine Museum of Ethnology
. One of Nayong Pilipino's several museums, the Philippine Museum of Ethnology exhibits the different cultural attractions in the country. It showcases ethnological objects, arts, and crafts that are part of the Philippines' rich and diverse cultural heritage. Located at MIA Road near the old Manila International Airport and the Philippine Village Hotel, one can take any of the airport-bound buses from EDSA and get off near the entrance of Nayong Pilipino.

GSIS Museum and Archive (CCP Complex).
It is a showcase of Philippine contemporary art, featuring the masterpieces of the country's famous painters and sculptures: Amorsolo, Ocampo, Alcuag, Orlina, Abueva, etc.

Coconut Palace .
Situated in the 21-hectare CCP Complex, the Coconut Palace showcases Filipino artistry with the use of coconut tree. Over 70% of the structure made use of the different parts of the tree, while the rest is made of other Philippine materials. The Palace consists of seven suites, with each unit depicting a different region. The particular suite makes use of material indigenous to that region. It can be rented as a venue for wedding receptions and other social functions. To go to the Coconut Palace, take any of the orange shuttle jeepneys stationed at Vito Cruz corner Taft Avenue (10-minute ride). From Rizal Park, the Coconut Palace is about a 15- to 20-minute jeepney ride. :: Send us your Feedback :: Sign or View our Guestbook
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