(SPOT.ph) Without a doubt, Intramuros in Manila is a must-see destination if you're looking to get a glimpse of Philippine history. The Walled City, as it is called, was an enclave for the Spanish nobility and officials during the colonial period. Its walls survived Chinese pirates, the arrival of Dutch forces, a brief British invasion, and the takeover of the Americans and Japanese. The Battle of Manila destroyed most of it, but the ruins now serve as a reminder of our tumultuous but glorious past. And now, you can have a piece of this place right on your shelves through the activity book Intramuros: The Walled City by Tahanan Books, which you can get for P295.
The age recommendation says eight years old and up, but who's to say that paper cut-out models are only for kids? It has a total of five worksheets in full color, which you can cut and fold to make your own miniature Intramuros. There's a base map where you can put the mini Manila Cathedral, mini galleons, and mini walls to create a scale model of the Walled City. Intramuros: The Walled City is written and illustrated by Adrian Panadero. It's available at Tahanan Books in Makati City and at The Manila Collectible in Intramuros.
Intramuros: The Walled City is available at Tahanan Books, 402 Cityland 3 Building, Rufino Street corner Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City; The Manila Collectible Co., Gen. Luna Street corner Sta. Clara Street, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila City; and Tahanan Books' website for P295.