The following Coconut Palace Photos photos in Manila will give you good idea of what to expect when you visit. The Coconut Palace is well worth seeing, you can get a feel for how the rich can live in poor countries. Sure this is not a regular house and is effectively now a museum for people to come and visit, but it is a good indication of what power and money can give you.
These photos are a walk through of the Coconut Palace starting at the front gates.
Coconut Palace Photo 1 - Palace Gates
The first thing you will notice is the big bronze gates firmly closed. The style of the gate is suppose to be traditionally royal.
At first glance there does not appear to be away in, but upon closer inspection you will see a small guards entrance where the bronze gate and the wall with Coconut Palace written on it meet. When you get here just ask the guards if viewing time is open. If it is they will direct you to follow the driveway up to the main front door, if not they will send you away.
Coconut Palace Photo 2 - Driveway to front door
Right, now that your in, follow the driveway around until you reach the front door.
Not surprisingly, the landscaped grounds are in great condition and the Coconut Palace is surrounded by.....you guessed it Coconut Trees! The whole building structure is pretty intimidating on a grandiose scale, wait till you see inside.
Coconut Palace Photo 3 - Front Door/Foyer
You can see in this photo one of the guides leaning on the front door. Just to his right is a long table with four people sitting behind waiting to either take your Peso's as admittance or are there to tour you around the Coconut Palace. Once you are inside you will see one of the most amazing chandeliers you have ever seen.
To the left as you walk in is the staircase to take you upstairs where the sleeping quarter are, don't forget not to take any photos up there.
Coconut Palace Photo 4 - Ferdinand Marcos's Office
Apparently the most popular photo for tourists visiting the Coconut Palace is sitting behind Ferdinand Marcos's desk. I could not bring myself to do it, anyway I doubt that I would do the regal surrounds any justice.
Palace Photo 5 - View from Courtyard
I took this photo from beside the swimming pool looking through the doors into the foyer and out to the front driveway. You will notice the pillars are made from treated coconut trees.
Coconut Photo 6 - Coconut Palace from Manila Bay
This photo is taken from Manila Bay looking back toward Coconut Palace. At either end upstairs on the far right and left as you look at the picture, you will find Imelda Marcos and Ferdinand Marcos's rooms respectively.
All the tables in the photo are for a wedding reception later in the evening. Great spot for a wedding! Just behind the tables is the swimming pool.