Friday, March 21, 2008

Snippets of Tourist Spots (Bicol and Leyte)

If you want to see history at it's finest look no further, the Visayas Region south of Manila offers a wide range of tourist destination to fit everyone's taste.

What's in here:

Two active volcanoes

1) Mayon Volcano, popularly known as the Perfect Cone. Mayon Volcano is an active volcano in the Philippines on the island of Luzon, in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region. Its almost perfectly-shaped cone is considered by some to be the Philippine equivalent of Mount Fuji in Japan. 15 kilometres to the southeast of the volcano is Legazpi City. Mayon is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano.



2) Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano, is the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Philippines. It is found in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region (12°46.2'N, 124°03'E), 70 km southeast of Mayon Volcano and approximately 250 km southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila.

3) The Leyte Landing or McArthur Landing. This is the place where General Doughlas McArthur promised the Filipino people during the World War 2 his return, ergo the popular phrase "I shall return".

4) The Cagsawa Ruins overlooking Mayon Volcano. In 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted and sent lava flows cascading down its sides. The townspeople of Cagsawa fled to the church where they perished when it was engulfed in the fiery flows. Today, only the church tower remains as a memorial.

5) San Juanico Bridge. The country’s longest bridge and considered one of Asia's, spanning the San Juanico Strait to connect Tacloban City in Leyte to the municipality of Sta. Rita, Samar. The 2.16-kilometer bridge was built in 1973 and contains 43 spans raising the roadway 41 meters above the water. A large arch under the bridge (along the straight portion) permits boats to pass underneath.

For more info on tourist destination in the Bicol Region go to this website: http://www.wowbicol.com/tourist_attractions/tourist_main.htm . This province needs a boost and a lot!


2 comments:

Prily said...

Hi Ms.Earth,i am loving this travel site of yours.Thanks a lot!All your blogsites are already in my list.(1 in my Blissful Bloggers' list and 2 in my Blooming Blogs' list).Job well-done,my friend!

Wena said...

Hi! This is a nice travel blog...I'm from Bicol. btq, I'll be adding your blogs in my list... happy weekend!