IkotMNL Tours You Around Manila Via the LRT-1 Train
Taking a tour around Manila may seem a bit daunting, but with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRT-1) here to help ease those complicated navigation around the Metro, then getting to know more about Manila’s tourist attractions won’t be much of a hassle anymore–all thanks to IkotMNL (or Ikot Manila).
The IkotMNL is a joint tourism campaign by the Light Rail Corporation (LRMC), Department of Tourism and AC Infrastructure to connect local and foreign travelers to Manila’s culture, history, and food spots by riding the LRT-1 using the Line 1 route from Baclaran to Monumento terminal.
Tourists can choose from over 70 locations near the LRT-1’s 20 stations. Those who are on a tight budget can drop by the various museums that offer free entrance such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Manila (open 10AM to 5:30PM) and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila in De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s School of Design and Arts (open 10AM to 6PM).
Other “learning” destinations you can go to are the National Museum Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, and the National Museum of Natural History. There is also the Museo de Intramuros that showcases traditional religious art.
Those who would love a more spiritual or religious experience can alight at the Baclaran station and stop over at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Or they can ride the Carriedo Station and head to Quiapo Church or the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros and San Sebastian Church.
Tourists with money to splurge, can take IkotMNL’s eight-hour ‘Grand Manila Special Day Tour‘ that offers trips to Binondo and Malate for PHP3,600, or take the PHP4,000, six-hour ‘Manila, My Manila! Tour’ that showcases historical spots in Intramuros, Binondo, and Quiapo.