The Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, and Trevi Fountain are three of the many breathtaking sites that put Rome at the top of travel goals of many jetsetters.
Their grandeur was captured by the Greco-Roman structures that you can tour for a "sightseeing fee" of only PHP150, courtesy of the Goshen Resort & Hotel in Bamban,Tarlac City.
Initially built as an events center of a Christian evangelical group, the resort features Instagrammable spots that they describe as "a showcase of creative and lavish architecture" on its website.
Among these picturesque photo stations is Goshen's "Dambana ni Yahweh" or "Shrine of Yahweh."
It is a mini oval amphitheater—complete with roman columns, arch windows and statues of Roman Centurions or military officers—that replicates the Colosseum in Rome.
At another site called "Ancient of Days," you can have stunning selfies by the grand staircase of an intricately designed building "inspired by Lord of the Ring's ASMR-Rivendell."
Inscribed on its facade are the words "In Aeternum Te Amabo," which translates to "My love will last until eternity" in Latin.
Adding more fantasy feel to the structure is the replica of the iron throne in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
The latest addition to Goshen's copy of the ancient Rome is the Leptis Araunah Magna, which resembles the ruins of ancient Roman government buildings in The Roman Forum.
Goshen Resort & Hotel is a two-hour drive from Manila and a 15-minute drive from Clark Freeport Zone.
Sounds like good deal when you consider that a sightseeing rour of Rome's historic spots can set you back more or less around PHP100,000.