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“Showcasing Filipino Architecture”
Review of Coconut Palace

Coconut Palace
Ranked #59 of 136 things to do in Manila
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Owner description: Imelda Marcos ordered the construction of this extravagant guesthouse, built of coconut wood & shells, to accommodate Pope John Paul II for his 1981 visit, although it's opulence turned him off so much he refused to stay there.
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“Showcasing Filipino Architecture”
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

I always pass by coconut palace whenever i am at the ccp complex but admittedly has only been inside the historic landmark only once. The coconut palace truly showcases how creative we filipinos are by using indigenous materials like coconut in constructing a palace-like structure. Up to this day the whole area has been well-maintained and security nowadays are strict as it now houses the office of the vice-president of the country. If you want to see this amazing landmark you can easily go here. Just take the orange passenger jeep that traverse the ccp complex and it will take you right at the gates of the coconut palace. It is just right across the Phil. intl. convention center. Early morning or evenin joggers or just about anyone who goes to ccp to
Relax and have fun always marvel at the wonder of this structure.

Visited July 2013
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Subic, Philippines
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“Good culture”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This here is one of the better places to visit in MNL, even it is not so famous. get the story about the palace and then visit every room, and find out about the handicraft from every province in Philippines. Remember to try to sit in Marcos chair.

Visited October 2012
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“CoCo pop pop Palacio ni coco”
Reviewed 6 February 2013

This coconut palace is huge and has advantage near manila bay what people would like this is it has a big pool and can accommodate a lot of ppl:) one of our vp of the country stay there:)

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2 Thank Prince C
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“No entry”
Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

This place is not open to public. it's home for the Vice President. Our taxi ride and time was wasted. Proper information is required

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Philippines
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“Tahanang Pilipino”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Coconut Palace is well known as the "Tahanang Pilipino" (Filipino Home), wherein it served as the official residence & workplace of the vice president of the Philippines. The place is still intact & well kept from the time it was built in 1978. It was one of the place here in the Philippines that we can be proud of.

Visited May 2012
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