Rediscover nature and history with UP Diliman's Walking Tours

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This February, you get the chance to join a series of themed walking tours showcasing University of the Philippines Diliman and all it has to offer for free!


(SPOT.ph) The sprawling campus of the University of the Philippines - Diliman has always been a favorite spot not just for graduates of the university, but also for joggers around the academic oval and the high schoolers aspiring to become an Isko or Iska in the future, among others.

Its campus is definitely one to marvel at, and this February, you get the chance to join a series of themed walking tours showcasing the university and all it has to offer for free!

In celebration of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Arts and Culture Month, the Lakad Gunita Themed Walking Tours, organized by the UP Asian Institute of Tourism, will be held from February 11 to March 29 in various places in the campus.

Diliman Fauna Tour on #HuniMondays

Bird-watchers will want to drop by on a Monday to watch the Diliman Fauna Tour, where you can get a glimpse of the vibrant endemic and migratory species thriving in the campus.

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The Diliman Fauna Tour will be held every Monday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Diliman Commune Revisited Tour on #MulatTuesdays

The UP Diliman campus has been a witness of key historic moments in the Philippines, and it's known to be a landmark of resistance against the authoritarian regime during the Martial Law period. Join this tour if you want to take a trip down memory lane.

The Diliman Commune Revisited Tour will be held every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Public Arts and Architecture Tour on #HangaWednesdays

It has been 70 years since the university moved its main campus from Ermita to Diliman. It has since become the home of many artworks and architectural buildings, which you can learn about in this tour.

The Public Arts and Architecture Tour will be held every Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Diliman Flora Tour on #GubatThursdays

Nature-lovers will want to explore UP Diliman's Gubat sa Siyudad. You'll be able to see native tree species, vegetation, and diverse plant species throughout the campus.

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The Diliman Flora Tour will be held every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Historical Buildings Tour on #LingonFridays

Get in touch with the past by revisiting the stories of places and spaces that bore witness to important historical events of the University.

The Historical Buildings Tour will be held every Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Aside from the Lakad Gunita tours, UP Diliman will also be holding different activities throughout the month-long celebration. It will be kicked off at UP Oblation Plaza on February 11. Commemorative events like film-viewing sessions, an open-air concert, a conference, and an exhibit will also be staggered throughout the month.

The Lakad Gunita Themed Walking Tours will run from February 11 to March 29. For more information, visit the Walking Tours - UP Lakad Gunita's Facebook page.

Main image taken from Wikimedia.

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This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

*Minor edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.

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