Arkong Bato | Things to do in Valenzuela City-Metro Manila

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Arkong Bato is a long-standing barangay in Valenzuela that coined the name of the historic stone arch that used to be the boundary of Valenzuela and Malabon. The stone arch, built in 1910, was an effort to distinguish the two separate provinces from each other, as Valenzuela back then was part of Bulacan and Malabon a part of Rizal. As the two provinces merge and became part of Metro Manila, the arch became the boundary between the two cities.
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Address: Barangay Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Valenzuela City People's Park
2.06 km away

Opened in February 2015, Valenzuela City People's Park or VCPP is a 1.3-hectare park at the heart of Valenzuela City. The park features an electronically controlled dancing fountain as an entrance, 35-square meter AeroCircle for Zumba and group activities, and an amphitheater as the center of the entire park. The park was an initiative by the city government to reshape the image of the city. Valenzuela is known for massive factories, and the park is on a mission to change that. The park is to make the city a more family-friendly, and a hub for creativity,  and not just and industrial place.

Putong Polo
2.14 km away

A delectable steamed rice cake the size of a golf ball, mixed with achuete to give it a distinctive reddish-brown color, and topped with a small, thin slice of cheese. There is also a white version. Mang Delfin's Putong Polo. 

Pansit Malabon
2.91 km away

Pancit Malabon is a variety of pancit using fat bihon or rice noodles boiled with chicken or meat broth then topped with an orange sauce that uses achuete (annatto seeds), shrimp broth and crab fat. Traditionally, it also has fresh seafood toppings such as shrimp, squid, smoked Bangus (milkfish), mussels, and/or oysters. Other optional garnishes include pork, hard-boiled eggs and crushed chicharon or pork rinds. There are several Pancit Malabon “houses” in this city, each considered “the best” in its own right. Kamachile are biscuits that are paired with Pancit Malabon. The dry, hard biscuits come in the shape of the fruit of the camachile tree, hence its name. Usually available at Malabon panciterias, they are meant to temper the richness of the pancit sauce.

Things to do nearby

Malabon Food Tour
Food tours
3.57 km away

  • Explore your taste buds with this local food tour in Malabon!
  • Taste 5-6 different types of authentic and home-grown food from local street vendors and popular restaurants 
  • Learn about the traditions behind Malabon's food and culture from your entertaining foodie guide
  • Discover the must-try dishes in the city, including delicacies!

Chinatown Museum
10.70 km away

  • See 18 different galleries that celebrate the vibrant history of the oldest Chinatown in the world.
  • Immerse yourself in different points of history through interactive parts of the museum.
  • Relive the bustling town of Binondo as the center of commerce in the Philippines.
  • Be in awe of the massive collection of displays that tells the whole story of Binondo.

Binondo Food Tour by Don't Skip Manila
Guided food tour
10.98 km away

Put aside 4 hours for a non-stop culinary treat as we eat our way around intimate alleys of Binondo! We'll walk around the streets of Binondo as we take in the rich Tsinoy history, chomp down authentic Chinese foods and gorge on specialty treats as we nibble our way through the heart of Chinatown. Definitely a wok for your stomach and the soul!

Where to stay

Victoria Court Malabon
Hotels and homes
4.54 km away

In 1970, Mr. Angelo King (AK), known as the patriarch of the King's group, noticed how well the motels are doing. Making mathematical computations in his head, AK's imagination caught re in the prospect of venturing into the motel business. He was bent on entering the business and decided to work on something most motels failed to give their clients QUALITY SERVICE.
It was in August when AK opened his first motel venture in Pasay City. He named it Anito Lodge, after a Tagalog god or deity. The first venture led to another. AK opened his second motel in 1973 and named it Vinta Lodge. It is located in Pasig where a potential market of moteliers is evident. Soon, more motels came under the belt of the King family.
The year 1980 not only meant the beginning of a new decade for the Company but it also marked the entry of AK's sons Archie and Wyden, who are said to be the prime movers of the Company's second generation of drive-in hotel expansion and growth in 1984. The advent started o with the opening of Akasya Lodge in Sta. Mesa, Manila; the Company started to evolve and setup district offices. Divided into North and South districts, they focused their attention to the problems and pressing concerns of each motel in a professionally managed manner.
From that time on, the company's thrust is to provide quality lodging hotels and services at premium prices. Amenities such as colored TV, bathtubs, Jacuzzis and air conditioners were likewise provided. Thus, the term "drive-in hotel" was coined for the succeeding Company establishments.
The almost simultaneous opening of Anahaw and Anito Royale in 1985 brought with it the introduction of mega rooms which where known as "VIP" rooms. They became popular and increased in number when talks of AK's imminent semi-retirement became prevalent.
It was then that Mr. Archie King (ARK) named his first hotel Panorama Enterprises, Inc. a 38-room property in Pasig, which he branded as "Victoria Court". This property was the most innovative and the classiest motel of its time because of its first class amenities - bigger rooms and thematic atmosphere.
Just after this, Fiesta lodge was purchased; it is now called Victoria Court Cuneta. Although it was operational upon purchase, renovation was done slowly but surely, restructuring and reshaping the establishments into an all-suite drive-in hotel better than Victoria Court Pasig, with its unique motifs, suite rooms, and mezzanine jacuzzis.
After a few years of operations, Victoria Court Pasig performed beyond expectation. This gave birth to the Victoria Court group, and soon, a logo was drummed up, depicting a classy but mysterious-looking lady in a hush-up motion, with a background of black and silver. It supposed
to embody a secret, and it means that apart from quality and fast service, Victoria Court also offers PRIVACY, COURTESY, PROMPT SERVICE, WORLD CLASS FACILITIES AND STATE-OF-THE-ART HOUSEKEEPING.The rest, as they say, is history.
At present, Victoria Court has 10 properties to its name.
As a dynamic Company, Victoria Court will not stop at 10 drive-in hotels. Hand in hand with its growth, the management is committed to delivering fast, friendly, and first class service to its guests.
To suit the discerning taste of our guests, the properties oer world class suites, each one distinct from the other, The most sought after suites are the Oval Office, Asgard, Austin Powers, Embassy, Divine, Cirque, Casino Royale, Princess Jasmin, and Moulin Rouge. From north to south of Metro Manila, the guests have a wide choice of rooms depending on size, design and locations: Standards, Deluxe and Suites with variants of mini-suites, regular suites and super thematic suites.

Meaco Royal Hotel - Malabon
Hotels and homes
5.36 km away

Located at 1 MacArthur Highway Corner Reparo St., Potrero, Malabon, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Amaro Resort
Hotels and homes
6.27 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Lot 3 San Baraquel Street, Barangay Punturin, Valenzuela City. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

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Barangay Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila

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