The Christmas lights display in the heart of the Philippines’ business district has once again placed the country in the top must-see places cited by a global travel authority.
The lights show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City, Metro Manila is one of the seven places included in the “Where to See Spectacular Christmas Lights Around the World” list released by Condé Nast Traveler.
The list describes the holiday festivity offerings of the Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen, Denmark),Champs-Elysées (Paris, France), Somerset House (London, UK), Silver Dollar City (Branson, Missouri), Ayala Triangle Gardens (Manila, Philippines), Kobe Luminarie (Kobe, Japan), and Christmas Market (Jena, Germany).
The citation described the Ayala Triangle Gardens as “natural haven with a diverse population of trees, including kamuning, golden palms, and fire trees.” It gave the visitor a preview of what to expect when seeing the lights display. “As you make your way through the park, Christmas hymns and songs are synchronized to the lights to create an immersive holiday experience,” writer Anna Liesemeyer recounts.
The park Christmas lights show runs every 30 minutes during 6 pm – 9 pm every night until New Year’s eve.
In October, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Palawan as “Top Island in the World” for its underground river tourist destination.
Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-awarded travel magazine founded on the motto “Truth in Travel,” a creed followed by its correspondents who pay their own way as they travel anonymously to experience the world as their readers do. The magazine declares non acceptance of travel industry freebies in return for inclusion in the publication articles, making it a most trusted travel guide. The magazine commands a print readership of 3.5 million and 2.6 million unique visitors for its website.
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