Here are some pictures from the Coconut Palace in Manila. This is from our trip to the Philippines in January 2005.
The Coconut Palace was built by the Philippine government (specifically Imelda Marcos) for Pope John Paul II's visit, though he declined to stay in such ostentatiousness (perhaps figuring that the borrowed money use to build it could have been better spent). It is built entirely out of Coconut, Nara, and other native hardwood. Some viewers might remember this a pit stop on the Amazing Race reality show.
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My Philippine trip pictures:
Next page: Villa Escudero, or back to Around Manila: Intramuros, Rizal Shrine, sunset on Manilla Bay