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Quezon City is the largest city in the Manila area, as well as the largest city in the Philippines.
It has a population of about 2.7 million people.
Recently, it has become the hub of information technology as well as its entertainment industry in the Philippines.
Travelers come here to visit several fascinating landmarks such as Quezon Memorial Circle – it’s a national park and shrine with a mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines.
Many of the beautiful nature and wildlife parks: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, La Mesa Eco Park.
In the city, there are a lot of churches and museums.
Warnings & Dangers in Quezon City
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
If you avoid the remote areas of the city and do not walk alone late at night - the city can be quite safe. Do not leave your things unattended; always watch your pockets and bags. Cars must remain in a guarded parking lot.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Using public transport is not recommended - it often operates pickpocketers and is generally not very safe. Taxis are reliable but use only licensed services. If the car does not have a taximeter, discuss the price of the trip in advance.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Pickpockets in the city are not uncommon. Most often, they operate in promising vehicles or at stops. In crowded places, you also need to be careful. Do not carry large amounts of money.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
The Philippines has been identified as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate-related disasters. Quezon City region is prone to flooding, earthquake, fires, and epidemic. Before you travel here, you should carefully consider the possibility of these risks.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Mugging and armed robberies are considered some of the most common in Quezon City. Bandits usually work in groups, so try not to walk around the city alone. It is not recommended to get involved in disputes and street fights. Try not to walk around the city at night.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
Terrorism is a major social issue in the Philippines. Therefore, in Quezon City, there is a high probability of terrorist attacks. Examine the local political situation prior to your visit to the city and avoid crowds in the streets.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Most scams are connected with online fraud and SMS distribution. But tourists are more likely to touch scams with their bank cards. Be careful about your surroundings and withdraw money only at ATMs at banks and with security.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : HIGH
Women traveling alone are strongly discouraged from being alone on the streets of Quezon City. High probability of assault and sexual harassment. Don't be alone in bars and don't walk the streets after sunset.
So... How Safe Is Quezon City Really?
Quezon City is no safe place in the Philippines.
The level of crime is moderate to high.
Most crimes connect here to robberies, hacking houses, things stolen.
Also, in the city, there is a high level of bribes and corruption.
The risk of kidnap is especially hazardous for visitors because terror groups target travelers from overseas for the high profile publicity and the high ransom they can obtain from relatively wealthy families.
But these crimes are not widespread.
To avoid this risk, you need to move around the city only in groups, do not walk around the town late at night, and avoid areas distant from the center.
Robberies often occur in the city.
Therefore, it is not recommended carrying a lot of cash, valuables, and jewelry.
Never leave your things unattended.
Women are not recommended to travel around the city alone. Cases of sexual abuse have been reported. Do not linger late in bars, and returning home at night, use a taxi.
If you are traveling in your own or rented car – be sure to close it and park in a guarded parking lot – cases of hacking and car theft are quite common.
Use common sense and increased security measures to spend in Quezon City a good time.
- Visas - Visitors from 157 countries are permitted visa-free entry for periods ranging from 14 to 59 days. Holders of passports issued by several countries may obtain a visa (for a fee) valid for 59 days on arrival. A valid passport is a must for everyone.
- Currency - The Philippine peso is the official currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos or sentimos in Filipino. It has code PHP. Banknotes and coins of the Philippines are minted and printed at the Security Plant Complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) in Quezon City.
- Weather - The best times to visit Quezon City for ideal weather are January to April. Average temperatures in Quezon City vary very little, and the weather feels hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year.
- Airports - Quezon City travelers can reach through 2 airports. First is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, located in Manila - 24 km from the Quezon City center. The second one - Clark International Airport in Angeles, located 90 km from the Quezon City center.
- Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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