People’s Park in the Sky

After eating Medianoche (midnight meal), my parents told us to wake up at 4 am to watch the sunrise as a family. Isn’t 4 am too early? The usual time of sunrise in the Philippines is around 6 to 6:30 am. They told us that we are going to People’s Park in the Sky. My youngest sister wasn’t born yet the last time we went there. That’s probably a decade ago! We went there to let my little sister experience the fog!

At dawn, the temperature in Tagaytay is very low. Since they aren’t used to that kind of temperature, my siblings used the winter jackets I brought from Korea. This is how People’s Park looks like if you turn on the flash.

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If you don’t use the flash, you’ll see how foggy the place is!

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We stayed there to watch the sunrise, and of course to take more family pictures…

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…and couple pictures!

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I’m a kind of person who checks out reviews from blogs before visiting a place. If you’re going to search for reviews using Google Search, you’ll see a blog post named: DO NOT VISIT TAGAYTAY PEOPLE’S PARK IN THE SKY UNTIL YOU READ THIS. The blogger talked about the unnecessary entrance fees, cottage rentals, and the beautiful view.

Because of the review, we decided not to go inside. After all, we just went there to experience the fog and the very cold weather of Tagaytay. So here’s a family picture in front of the gate.

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I think the reason why people go there is to experience the weather, and to see the beautiful view of Tagaytay from the peak of Mt. Gonzales.

Don’t expect anything grand about the “Palace in the Sky” because they are just ruins now. What a waste of funds! (FYI) Imelda Marcos was the one who decided to build the Palace in the Sky.  I hope these ruins will continue to remind the people how greedy, arrogant, and excessive the Marcos family is.

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How to go there:

Private: From Tagaytay circle, head to northeast of Tagaytay via Tagaytay-Calamba road.

Public: From Tagaytay circle, take jeepneys bound to the park.  Or hire a tricycle for 120 pesos (one way).

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