Cabanatuan City is not really known as a tourism hub by many. It's more popular as a city in one of the leading rice-producing provinces in the country. Located in Region 3 in Nueva Ecija, in an area called Gitnang Kapatagan or Central Plains in English.
I thought that there was nothing to see here, but an unexpected vacation over Labor Day weekend proved me wrong. Aside from visiting a relative, I found myself walking around the city center and found these landmarks worth taking note of.
Freedom Park and Old Capitol Building
Freedom Park was about five minutes from my hotel. It was designed by an American architect named William E. Parsons who was also in charge of other government buildings during the American period in Cebu, Manila and Laguna.