Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bohol Country Side Tour

In Bohol, your eyes will be filled just doing a country side tour. I've done it twice :)
If  you visit this place, make sure you get a certified tour guide to learn more about it.

The CHOCOLATE HILLS.
I asked our driver guide about the history. He did not give us much information as he was not really a guide. We just became creative and made our own story to entertain ourselves.

I've never seen these hills brown because of the months I went here. It's brown on summer. 
But I bet it's as beautiful as the hills being green.



The BOHOL FOREST
A 2km stretch of man-made mahogany forest. Said to be planted by the boy scouts of the Philippines.


 

The CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE IMMACULATE IN BACLAYON
One of the oldest churches in the country. It is made of coral stones that the locals got from the sea and turned it into bricks. They used egg whites to cement the bricks together. Do the math! How many eggs did they get?


Can you see the face on the wall? The locals believe that is the face of one of the priests. 



The BLOOD COMPACT.
A monument in remembrance of the Blood Compact.
The first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and the Filipinos.
This was performed in Bohol by Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and a Bohol chieftain  Datu Sikatuna as part of the tribal tradition.




The BAMBOO HANGING BRIDGE.
Not much to see here but just a bridge made of bamboo. Though steel cables have been added for additional security.


If you're not into heights and wobbly bridges . . . you shouldn't try this.


This bridge is along Sipatan River.


The LOBOC RIVER.
Floating restaurants along the river.


We were really hungry so I can't really say if they were good.


But it was really relaxing to be on the floating restaurant.


There will be a stop where the locals will perform for the tourists. It's a free show. 
You can donate if you want.


The river is so green and clean. I just wanted to stay there and relax. 



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5 comments:

One of my dream destinations here in the Philippines! Thanks for sharing your photos and your story!

Thank you Lady for visiting my blog site and hope you can go there. It's a beautiful place.

Yes, Bohol is a very nice place...
I was there last month...
They have lots of tourist spots...
And not to forget the very good lookung mayor - my crush!
Lol

Hey Ann!

Thanks for the comprehensive post about Bohol! We have also just finished a post on Bohol Countryside Tour and we really enjoyed the tour especially the Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers and Man-Made Forest!

Happy Travels Everyone!

Tom,
2bearbear.com

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