460_2008_Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Roxas Boulevard is one of Manila's best known landmarks. Named Dewey Boulevard during the American colonial period, it was given its present name to honor the Philippines' first elected president, Manuel Roxas, after the country gained independence in 1946. Offering the most scenic drive in the whole of Manila, this 10-kilometer oceanfront boulevard goes past other landmarks such as Intramuros , Rizal Park and the Cultural Center of the Philippines . Hotels, museums, condominiums and office buildings line one side of the road, while an animated scene of strollers, joggers and hawkers can be observed along Manila Bay .