Welcome to Taal
Often overlooked by travellers (and not to be confused with Lake Taal or Taal Volcano), this charming historic township is famous for its heritage-listed colonial buildings. Its relaxed streets are lined with ancestral houses, and it makes a lovely overnight escape from Manila. Having been awarded the status of a heritage-listed town ensures Taal's magnificent 19th-century buildings remain intact and several have been converted into excellent museums, B&Bs and restaurants.
Numerous shops sell the town’s famous embroidery and balisong (butterfly knives), though be aware the latter are illegal in many countries.