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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!

 

 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar place, people and culture is paramount. Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby. It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

BALAAN BUKID SHRINE

 

Guimaras Balaan Bukid ShrinePhoto from: http://kattyjanebeatingo.blogspot.com/2013/02/balaan-bukid-guimaras.html

 

Guimaras may be known for its mangoes—said to be the sweetest in the world—but this Western Visayan island-province, which is only a 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City, Iloilo province, is turning out to be a perfect tourist destination to go to this summer, particular this Holy Week.
For those looking to go on a spiritual journey this Holy Week, one place they could go to is the Balaan Bukid Shrine in Jordan town. Regarded as a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site, the mountain shrine has a large cross and a chapel on top of it. If you reach the top, the shrine offers a terrific view of Iloilo City. Read More: http://marketmonitor.com.ph/guimaras-where-faith-and-fun-come-together/

 

Standing on the summit of the famed Balaan Bukid (Holy Mountain), we can see the panoramic view of the whole city of Iloilo since this is situated on a high terrain. Traveling ocean vessels always keep distance while approaching this place called Bondulan Point in order to avert accident. Balaan Bukid is famous for being a pilgrimage sites for devotees, faithfuls and other tourists during the Lenten Season. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Panay Island.  Read More:  http://dreamcatcherrye.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive.html

 

Photo from:  http://www.thirstyblogger.com/guimaras-island-on-shrines-beaches-and-mango-shakes.html

 

Balaan Bukid is a landmark in Guimaras known for being a pilgrimage site of Catholic devotees especially during the Holy Week. Alongside the trail to the top are 14 stations called “Way of the Cross,” which depicts significant events in the life of Jesus Christ. Catholics visit Balaan Bukid to be reminded of the suffering Jesus gone through to save mankind.  Read More:  http://www.exploreiloilo.com/do/info/balaan-bukid/

 

Photo from:  http://www.filipinobackpacker.com/2013/04/solo-backpacking-guimaras-island-balaan-bukid.html

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Guimaras – The Mango Capital of the Philippines

Where is Guimaras and How to Get There

Best Places to Visit in Guimaras

Colorful and Meaningful Festivals and Events in Guimaras

Guimaras Photo Gallery

Guimaras Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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