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TOURIST ATTRACTION S in BICOL

Casagwa Ruins
The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano. They are located inBarangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

Daraga Church
Daraga Church - located in my hometown, Daraga Albay, the Philippines. An 18th century Baroque church built on top of a hill (overlooking the magnificent Mayon Volcano). This church was supposedly built by the women (thus the name "Daraga" which means Lady/Single Woman) when the men fled from forced labor during the Spanish era.

Ligñon Hill
The 156-meter high Ligñon (also spelled Lingñon, pronounced as /li-NYON/) Hill has always been one of Legazpi’s most famous landmarks. For years, Ligñon Hill is known only for the PHIVOLCS observatory located in its flanks and an old lighthouse on its summit. Today, it has become one of the city’s prime destinations for sightseers, adventurers and even fitness buffs. Japanese Tunnel

Japanese Tunnel (Albay) formerly used by the Japanese Imperial Army. It was a perfect site to put up an arsenal, because of its 40 meters long L-shaped and 7 feet deep ground features that the Japanese took advantage as a defensive line over the incoming Americans and Filipinoforces.

Embarcadero de Legazpi
The Embarcadero, one of the most anticipated developments in the city of Legazpi, “soft” opened last July 18, 2009 with two locators opening its doors to the public. The Embarcadero is a major waterfront development located at the harbor area of Legazpi City adjacent to the alluring Kapuntukan Hill.

Legazpi Boulevard
The Legazpi Boulevard is a coastal road network extending from the city’s central business district and port area to the southern barangays, an area deemed as a new frontier of development. The boulevard is one of the most picturesque seaside roads in the Philippines, with a spectacular view of the Mayon Volcano and the Kapuntukan hill to the north. Sleeping Lion

The Kapuntukan Hill lies approximately a kilometer away from the busy Legazpi port. Because of its shape, it is also fondly and more popularly called by Legazpeños as the Sleeping Lion Hill, with the higher peak resembling a lion’s hunched shoulders and mane and the lower peak, its rump. The hill stands like a sentinel guarding the city’s port, drawing comparisons with the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kawa-Kawa Shrine
The Kawa-Kawa Hill is a 236 meter land form located in California Village, Brgy. Tuburan, Ligao City. Its name is derived from its curious shape resembling a ‘kawa’ or cauldron. From afar, Kawa-Kawa may seem as ordinary as any other hill, but from its summit, one can see its unique feature in its full glory – an amphitheater-like six-hectare crater. Because of this peculiar characteristic, it is also called ‘the hill without a hilltop’.

Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave
Hoyop-hoyopan cave is a multi-level cavern. It'll take 8 hours to explore the entirety of the cave but only its two or three levels are open for tourists. But don't be taken aback, this cave isn't that hard to explore compared to the cave connection in Sagada.

Mayon Skyline
Located on the eastern side of Mayon, 2,700 feet from sea level, this recreational area has a grand view of Albay and the Pacific Ocean. From its numerous gazebos, you can clearly see the towering mountains of Malinao and Masaraga; shift towards the east and you’ll see the panoramic Tabaco Bay. The weather here is cool, somewhat similar to that ofTagaytay’s, due to its elevation. (Aside from the weather, the abandoned buildings on the lower level of the Skyline, the zipline, and the gazebos with its sweeping panorama all remind me of Tagaytay).

Tiwi Ceramics Plants
Pottery industry in Tiwi is many centuries old. You can find in Tiwi both the most primitive and...
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