New “Nayong Pilipino” soon to rise as world-class cultural park, creative hub in Parañaque City

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The Nayong Pilipino cultural theme park will rise again on a new site. Photo from Real Living via Nayong Pilipino Foundation Facebook Page.

Nayong Pilipino welcomes 2020 with the good news that they will re-establish the Filipino cultural theme park in Metro Manila.

The Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are set to build a world-class Cultural Park and Creative Hub in Parañaque City.

The previous Nayong Pilipino site, first established in 1970, gave way for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) expansion in 2002. The new “Nayon” will stand on a 9.57-hectare property at the Entertainment City, New Seaside Road, in Parañaque, Metro Manila.

The revitalized “Nayon” will offer programs and spaces that will encourage the rediscovery of our Filipino roots and celebrate Filipino identity.

The Nayong Pilipino Cultural Park and Creative Hub will also be the home of permanent and temporary exhibitions, performances, multimedia content, and educational tours that highlight the Filipino culture in line with cultural tourism and public education programs.

“It will be a place for enlivening the stories of our nation and nurturing our love of our country,” NPF said in their statement posted on their official Facebook page.

NPF also announced that the new Nayon’s facilities and services will open more doors for a more “dynamic heritage sector and creative industry, increase access to knowledge on cultural heritage and Filipino diversity, and enable knowledge production initiatives”.

The new Nayon is also envisioned to be a venue for innovation and collaboration that promotes sustainable creative endeavors and inclusive growth for national development and to create opportunities for the public to engage with history, art, culture, and the country’s natural heritage.

Other tourism centers celebrating Filipino heritage include the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan with historic Old Manila Filipino-Spanish heritage houses and the Lakbay Museo in Pasay City.

Philippine Modern Attractions and Innovations will be showcased in the Philippine Pavilion at the 2020 Dubai Expo.

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