Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bohol Road Trip Part 2

The Bohol Road Trip Continues...

My second day in Bohol was full packed. We started early in the morning and visited the famous Bohol Landmark; the Sandugo Monument. The first peace treaty made by the Philippines with a foreigner was held in Bohol, between Datu Sikatuna & Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain through a blood compact. Every year Bohol celebrates the Sandugo Festival to commemorate this event. After a short stop in the monument we proceeded to Bacleon Church-one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. The convent annex to the church was made into a school & a museum. The museum contains rare religios relics with gold accents & precious stones.

Along the way we noticed another Sandugo Site. It is believed that this is the actual site where the blood compact happened because of the presence of a well found in the area as described in some historical accounts. We were made to wear some costumes and took some pictures before leaving for the Tarsier Sanctuary where we will meet this fist-size primate. After some picture taking with the Tarsier we passed by Loboc; famous for its River and Children’s Choir and the Man-Made Forest to get to Carmen to see the Chocolate Hills. Though the hills are spread out in other towns of Bohol they are mostly concentrated in Carmen. Almost uniform in size & shapes, the Chocolate Hills are trully a natural wonder. My 2nd day Road Trip ended in Punta Cruz where one can find a triangular watch tower oversees the seas South of Bohol and gives an excellent view of the neighboring islands of Bohol.

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