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Diliman

Diliman, located in Quezon City, is the former capital of the country. The Quezon Memorial National Park and Shrine is usually the first thing you see when entering Diliman territory, as the shrine is built in the center of the rotunda park and stands at 66 meters tall. Upon entering the rotunda park, you will find many families and groups of friends are often lounging in the park, eating, biking, or simply walking around and enjoying the solace.

The La Mesa Nature Reserve is also a popular choice among those who love nature, where bikers can enjoy the various trails and others can go on a boat ride or a swim in the pool. For those who enjoy shopping, Diliman has plenty of shopping malls to choose from, the most popular ones being Trinoma and SM North EDSA. Both are complete with quality cinemas, a rooftop garden, restaurants, bars, and countless stores and brands to choose from.

Meanwhile, Maginhawa Street is the foodie’s idea of paradise, given that the busy street has a collection of startups, local businesses, quirky stores, cafes, a secondhand bookstore (Bookay Ukay), and restaurants of many cuisines. The streets surrounding Maginhawa also have a couple of shops and restaurants here and there, if you’re willing to stray a bit and explore lesser known places. The names of these streets are actual Tagalog words, such as “Matalino” (Intelligent), Malingap (“Caring”), and Matapang (“Brave”), among many others.

Diliman is also home to the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Jog around the U.P. Oval along with other regulars, or go on a food trip and try their famous isaw (large intestines), kwek-kwek (eggballs), and taho (soy/beancurd pudding). Sit on the grass and simply relax or go people watching, as there are many activities usually happening around this bustling campus.

Top Rated Restaurants in Diliman Browse All

  1. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    213 Reviews View
  2. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    199 Reviews View
  3. Cyma
    4.5 Stars
    Greek
    109 Reviews View
  4. The Snack Shack
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    210 Reviews View
  5. Conti's
    4.5 Stars
    International
    165 Reviews View
  6. H Cuisine
    4.5 Stars
    International
    140 Reviews View
  7. Chili's Grill & Bar
    4.5 Stars
    American
    203 Reviews View
  8. Rodic's Diner
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    124 Reviews View
  9. S&R Food Service
    4.5 Stars
    American
    88 Reviews View
  10. Mister Kabab
    4.5 Stars
    Middle Eastern
    198 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Diliman Browse All

  1. The Cocoon Boutique Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    15 Reviews View
  2. Luxent Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    31 Reviews View
  3. Eurotel North EDSA
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  4. Novotel Manila
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  5. The Sulo Riviera
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  6. Oracle Hotel and Residences
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Brentwood Suites
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  8. Sequoia Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  9. ACL Suites
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  10. Soleste Suites
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Diliman Browse All

  1. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    213 Reviews View
  2. Craft Coffee Revolution
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    101 Reviews View
  3. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    199 Reviews View
  4. Cyma
    4.5 Stars
    Greek
    109 Reviews View
  5. The Snack Shack
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    210 Reviews View
  6. Conti's
    4.5 Stars
    International
    165 Reviews View
  7. H Cuisine
    4.5 Stars
    International
    140 Reviews View
  8. Chili's Grill & Bar
    4.5 Stars
    American
    203 Reviews View
  9. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    59 Reviews View
  10. Rodic's Diner
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    124 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Diliman

  1. UP Town Center

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