(SPOT.ph) If you grew up in the '90s, you may have visited the old Nayong Pilipino in Parañaque more than once for your school's field trip. The outdoor museum showcased the best of the Philippines through replicas of Bohol's Chocolate Hills, historic houses in Vigan, and Magellan's Cross in Cebu. Going there and having your photo taken on top of one of the hills was like a rite of passage. A new theme park takes this idea of touring the country in just one go through life-like models of local destinations and cuisines—Lakbay Museo at S Maison at Conrad Manila. It opens on July 12.
The difference? It's indoors—yes, air-conditioned—and filled with vibrant colors and Instagram-worthy displays. It's also located inside a mall, which is enough reason to drop by, if only for an hour. That's more than enough time to take photos of their underwater station, cultural shows, and replica of Cebu's Taboan Market and a traditional Ivatan house.
Check out this video for a short walkthrough of Lakbay Museo:
Lakbay Museo opens to the public on July 12. It is located at G/F S Maison at Conrad Manila, Marina Way, Pasay City. Tickets are priced at P699 if you book online and P799 for walk-ins. For more information, visit Lakbay Museo's website.
Main photo by Jilson Tiu
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