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Best of Pampanga

Atravelux Travel Tips & Advisory!!!

Best Tourist Spots in Pampanga Part 2

1. Nayong Pilipino, Clark Freeport Zone

For something more historical, visit Nayong Pilipino, which is situated on a 45-hectare estate featuring replicas of the Philippines’ most famous sights. Miniature versions of famous landmarks such as Magellan’s Cross and Chocolate Hills, and even statues of our national heroes and political figures, are within the park. A trip to Nayong Pilipino is indeed a fun and educational experience for all ages. Opens on October 28, 2019…

2. Giant Lantern Festival

"Pampanga is the Christmas Capital of the Philippines"

This is an annual lantern festival held every December in San Fernando City to celebrate Christmas. Giant lanterns as high as 16 feet are displayed, bearing intricate designs infused with lighting technology. This fun festival (and the year-round availability of Christmas decoration) earned San Fernando the moniker “Christmas Capital of the Philippines.”

3 Clark Museum & 4D Theater

The interactive Clark Museum showcases the Filipino spirit of bravery, industry, and ingenuity of a nation's sovereign will run through a narrative across 4 galleries. For a heightened experience, its newest attraction includes the 4D Theater featuring a 20-minute documentary film highlighting Clark's rich history from past, forward to the present.


Clark is a military air base and you can get a flight around Mount Pinatubo and Mount Arayat. Is it true that some places are best enjoyed from up above? We walk the streets of Angeles City many times a year, but looking down the city and the provincial parts of it (farmlands and non-city/residential ares) was definitely more beautiful.

Riding a small aeroplane felt very different than your regular helicopter flight. This a very cool thing to do in Angeles City. The flight lasts 45 minutes and it costs $100 for each person, perfect for planning a special activity to do with your friends.


If you love going to festivals, you have to experience Angeles City’s Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan Festival, held every October. It’s an annual festival where people have colorful street dancing parades, tons of food and drink stalls and booths, and of course, loud music everywhere.


It’s a religious and cultural activity most of Catholic Filipinos observe in the Philippines! People are literally imitating what Jesus went through before His death. You can see them in the streets around Angeles City participating in their Filipino traditions and practices from Wednesday to Friday in Holy week. It’s also a tradition for Filipinos to avoid meat during Holy Week, so fish and vegetable dishes are famous in this period.

7. New Clark City Stadium

The New Clark City Stadium or the New Clark City Athletics Stadium is a stadium at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. It is the primary venue of the New Clark City Sports Hub which is part of the National Government Administrative Center. It is set to host the closing ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

8. Food Trip in Pampanga

"Pampanga is the Culinary Capital of the Philippines"

Aling Lucing created the iconic sisig in the 1970s when she invented the recipe using various leftover pig parts. Since then, she has been titled the sisig queen. We asked the same question; what exactly is sisig? It’s a dish of fatty pork bits served on a sizzling hot plate, but the word itself originally meant the Kapampangan way of cooking meat with acidic seasoning.

Susie’s Cuisine opened in 1972, and it specializes in Pampango kakanin. Some of its signature delicacies include the maja blanca (delicious coconut cream pudding) and the Filipino crème caramel, leche flan (caramel custard pudding). They serve an incredibly long list of sweet treats, and even if it’s all Hebrew to you, or all Kapampangan in this case — you won’t go wrong with any order. They have cassava cake, biko kalabasa, duman pinipig, kalamay ube, sapin-sapin and their famous tibok-tibok (maja), and tibok mais.

Matam-ih means delicious in Aeta dialect, The language of the Philippines earliest known indigenous inhabitants who live in the isolated mountainous parts of Luzon. Matam-ih is widely known for its authentic Kapampangan cuisine and unique dining experience with local celebrities. All the servers are Aetas, and they have adopted stage names of popular superstars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Regine Velasquez. You can find both exotic and traditional regional dishes such as kare-kareng iking baka (oxtail and tripe in peanut sauce) which is usually served with fermented shrimp paste, Bagoóng. The tender meat and crisp vegetables lead to a very satisfying meal.

9. Jump Yard Indoor Trampoline Park

The Jump Yard Indoor Trampoline Park in San Fernando, Pampanga is the best fun for athletic families. The facility is strong on safety and there’s a special warm-up area. Lockers are available. Inside the main trampoline area, numbers of people are controlled. Kids under five-years-old are allowed, but only in the toddler area. Visitors can register online at their website or at the counter. There are many fun things to do, like a climbing wall and bouncy basketball. Jump and fall, land in the giant foam blocks. This is simply a good family fun-time at a unique entertainment center in Pampanga.

10. Mountain Clark Firing Range

Mountain Clark Firing Range works with the Philippine National Police, security agencies, various government institutions, and private companies and individuals, and provides training, ammunition and everything you need to know about Practical and Tactical Shooting. Located at 15-29 Don Jose Street, Don Bonifacio Subdivision, Pulung Maragul. Open Monday to Sunday, 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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