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    How to Get to Dangwa Manila Flower Market: Cheap Flowers on Valentines Day

    Valentines day is just a week away. Thinking of going to Dangwa to buy the cheapest flowers on Valentines day? For denizens of Manila, that'd be easy

    Dangwa originally refers to the Dangwa Bus company in Manila who regularly unloads fresh flowers from Baguio City. The area around the bus terminal came to be known as Dangwa and turned into a flowers market particularly on Dos Castillas St. in Sampaloc Manila.

    Best time to go to Dangwa is Thursday midnight for the bagsakan price when buses loaded with flowers from Baguio arrive and snapped up by wholesalers at bargain prices.

    Beware of heavy traffic on the night of February 13 (Valentines Eve) and other occasions when prices of flowers skyrocket e.g. All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Immaculate Conception, Holy Week et al

    About Valentines Day in the Philippines: Too Commercialized! Flowers, Chocolates and other stuff double prices particularly red roses.

    Other common flowers available there besides red roses are anthurium, mums, gerberas, not including roses of various colors, natural or otherwise.

    How to get to Dangwa, Manila Flower Market:

    Map of Dangwa, Manila Flower Market

    Commute: From Quiapo, take a jeepney bound for Dapitan or Dimasalang. Alight at the corner of Dos Castillas St (the one after Lacson (Gov. Forbes)

    From MRT, transfer to the LRT at EDSA/Taft station then get off at the LRT Tayuman Station. Board a jeepney bound for Lardizabal, alight at the corner of Dimasalang or Dapitan St and walk to the right towards Dos Castillas St.

    Commuting from Marikina via LRT 2, get off at Pureza station, walk towards Vicente Cruz St then board the Tayuman-bound jeepneys. Alight near Dangwa bus terminal on A.H. Lacson (formerly Gov. Forbes).

    Directions By private car from Makati, take Osmena Highway (South Super Highway), right Quirino Avenue then Nagtahan (now Mabini Bridge). Go straight Lacson St (Gov Forbes) then turn right on Dapitan St (the wide intersection after Espana and UST). Parking is a problem there so park anywhere at your own risk.

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:00 PM,


    At Oct 29, 2011, 6:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I believe that business would further boom if the local government would be able to provide secured paid parking areas. The same effect as to what happened to 168 mall in manila during it's early years. Mall owners provided parking areas.. Since the place is open 24/7 closing certain streets to vehicular traffic and converting it as a parking area during odd hours.. lets say 11pm-3am would help. The best though is still a vacant lot for parking..


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