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Your Scene: Fort Taytay on Palawan Island, Philippines

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March 15, 2011
  • Fort Taytay was used as a military base by the Spanish in the 1800s.
Fort Taytay was used as a military base by the Spanish in the 1800s. (deanryan )

Times reader "deanryan" shot this photo of Fort Taytay on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Ruin-like in appearance, the fort dates to the 1600s. During Spanish rule in the 1800s the fort was used as a watchtower and for housing Spanish officials.

Here's a look at the fort from afar:

Palawan Island lies north of Malaysia in the southwest Philippines. Other attractions on the island include Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Tabon Caves, where the Tabon Man, one of the oldest human remains discovered in the Philippines, was found.

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-- Jason La

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