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Things to Do in Tagaytay

The Philippine city of Tagaytay is a popular tourist destination, especially among Manila’s weekend crowd. Surrounded by hills and mountains, forests and cool highland grasslands, the pleasant weather is a big draw.

The main attraction, though, is Tagaytay’s famous views; Taal Lake and Taal Volcano shimmer to the south while Manila Bay stretches out to the north and Laguna de Bay dominates the view to the east. One of the most scenic spots in the city is the People’s Park in the Sky on Mount Sungay, which is at the highest point in the province at 2,300 feet (709 meters) high, and from here you can look out across the volcanic lake and even see Manila in the far distance. In the park, a popular pilgrimage is to the Shrine of our Lady, Mother of Fair Love. Another popular ridge-top park is the Tagaytay Picnic Grove, where ravines run down the edge all the way to Taal Lake below. With a population of just over 60,000, Tagaytay is a great place to try fresh fish from the lake or classic Filipino dishes like barbecue chicken and adobo.
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ZOORI (Zoo at Residence Inn)

A small zoo overlooking the Taal Volcano, ZOORI (Zoo at Residence Inn) combines animal attractions with rides. Wildlife highlights include eagles, snakes, tropical birds, lions, and tigers, with feeding options, animal rides, and animal performances on weekends. Other attractions include a Superman-style zipline and a chairlift.

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Museo Orlina
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Focused on the art of Filipino sculptor Ramon Orlina, known for his glass sculptures, Museo Orlina sits atop Tagaytay Ridge with views across Lake Taal and its miniature volcano. Over five storeys and a sculpture garden, the museum explores Orlina’s work, including scale models of monumental pieces. It also displays other local artists.

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