10 Ways Other Countries Honor The National Hero: Rizal Around The World

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5. Jinjiang City, Fujian, China

The biggest Rizal Shrine outside of the Philippines was built to honor the national hero’s Chinese ancestry. Rizal is a descendant of Domingo Lamco, a Chinese immigrant who settled in Calamba after fleeing the political unrest in China. His family’s roots can be traced back to the Shang Guo village of Fujian. The shrine was completed in 2003, complete with a statue that stands at 18.61 feet to honor Rizal’s birth in 1861.

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