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Corregidor Island, Manila

Corregidor Island - Manila, Philippines
Corregidor Island
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Neighborhood: Outside the city
Overview

Corregidor Island, also known as The Rock, is strategically situated at the mouth of Manila Bay. During World War II, it was the headquarters of the allies who were defending Manila against the advancing Japanese forces. The allied troops, after a brave 27 day hold, surrendered in 1942; it wasn't until 1945 that the allies, under the command of General MacArthur, that Corregidor was able to be recaptured. Corregidor is now a popular tourist attraction where visitors can see several war memorials, gunneries and preserved ruins. Visitors can also enjoy two parks, a Spanish lighthouse and a spectacular light show in the Malinta tunnel. Tours are available and are very in-depth - visitors should set aside a whole day for a visit.

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