The bustling suburb of Las Pinas in the Philippine capital Manila is always an interesting place to visit. Originally established as a small-scale fishing town and port, today this attractive location has become a significant commercial, industrial and residential suburb of the Philippine capital. Many interesting features may be explored in this attractive urban district, including numerous buildings and monuments dating from the Spanish colonial era.
One of Las Pinas’ most prized possessions is the unique bamboo organ which is located within the well-known St. Joseph Church. The only one of its nature on the globe, this renowned instrument was constructed in 1824 under the direction of Fr. Diego Cera. Created out of a wondrous combination of wood, bamboo and metal, this famed organ is renowned for its unique and melodious tone.
Another interesting attraction is the well-known Nature Church which features many interesting aspects such as its handsome building, the mango orchard in which it has been built and a beautifully maintained garden and park.
One of the most interesting historical monuments in Las Pinas is the famous Zapote Bridge. This renowned monument was the location of one of the significant events of the 1896 Philippine Revolution. At this famous battle Filipinos fought with bravery and gallantry in the face of better armed Spanish troops.
Visitors will also enjoy touring the well-known Sarao factory, which manufactures the iconic Jeepneys, the primary mass transportation vehicle used within the Philippines. Tourists will enjoy visiting this attractive manufacturing site where the vehicles are painstakingly assembled one piece at a time.
Avid shoppers should make it a point to spend some time at the expansive SM Southmall, a massive shopping complex featuring a diverse array of attractive merchandise. Las Pinas also offers other shopping opportunities which will draw the interest of the shopping enthusiast.
A number of interesting festivals are conducted at Las Pinas which will attract the attention of the culture lover. Exploring this attractive suburb will prove to be an appealing experience for any visitor to the city of Manila.
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Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.