As parents, you want to help your child become eager to learn in a way no one else can. As enjoyment is a huge motivator in learning, travelling is one way you can teach children what seems to be a boring topic for them, the history of the country. Make them appreciate the country’s rich history by showing them the beauty of the places where history took place. Here are 4 must-see provinces in the country that make learning history both fun and productive for the whole bunch!
Yes, you read that right. Manila is not just about being the capital city of the country, it is also overflowing with history! Famous historical landmarks and places are scattered all over the Metro. You can pay them a visit anytime you want to since they are very accessible and mostly free! You may also visit museums such as the National Museum, Museo Pambata, and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
Laguna is a wonderful mix of heritage, history and breathtaking sceneries. In Laguna, you can visit the famous Rizal Shrine in Calamba, the Yamashita Shrine in Los Banos, the Japanese Garden in Caliraya, and the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Historical Landmark. It’s not only rich in historical sites but filled with fascinating waterfalls and rejuvenating lakes. In fact, the city of San Pablo City is surrounded by seven incredibly beautiful lakes, thus being famously called the City of the Seven Lakes. You can head there as a refreshing reward for learning something new in the country’s history.
Bataan is just a 45-minute ferry ride from Manila, and yet you are sure to learn a lot in the country’s history and get that well-deserved dose of a fresh ambiance. There’s the Bataan World War II Museum, the Zero Km Death March Marker and the Mt. Samat (a tribute to our fallen heroes) Shrine or most commonly known as the Dambana ng Kagitingan. You can also pay a visit in the 18th Century by walking through the old Philippine Architecture in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac. After a rich historic trip, you may head to Bataan’s laid back and beautiful beaches of Bagac, Morong, and the Batanes of the South – Mariveles Five Fingers.
Another one studded with historical places, majestic mountainscapes, and gorgeous beaches. With its splendid past, Cebu is the perfect getaway to be immersed in the country’s history and culture. Head over to the popular Mactan Shrine, where Lapu-Lapu’s statue stands as an honor for the country’s first hero. There’s also the Magellan’s cross, the Colon (the oldest street in the country) Obelisk, the great Heritage of Cebu Monument, and the Fort San Pedro. To cap off your adventure, you can meet the whale sharks in Oslob, go snorkeling in Mactan Island, or maybe just enjoy a beach holiday at Sumilon Island. There’s so much to do and see in Cebu, you can never go wrong with paying a visit to this amazing island.
So go ahead and plan that trip for your family! Have you been to any of these places? How was it?