Places to Visit at Bohol, Philippines
Located in the city of Carmen, 55 kilometers from the town of Saint-Etienne, Chocolate Hills are popular for its unique appearance – all the hills are located side by side w / almost the same size. They are almost identical cone-shaped mounds, hundreds of hills stretching in all directions. The dry summer months turn cogon grass covering each hills from green to dark brown, from where it is called “Chocolate” hills.
This is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines is Baclayon Church, located in the town of Baclayon, six kilometers from the town of Saint-Etienne. This massive old building still retains its century-old architectural design. Both internal and external parts of the church are various interesting relics and artifacts dating from the early 16th century, which have now been placed at the Baclayon Museum.
Baclayon is the oldest town in Bohol and the mother of the city Alburquerque, Balilihan and Sikatuna.
Bohol has one of the oldest churches in the Philippines – Dauis Church. Built in the latter part of the seventeenth century, the church is a wonderful mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. The ceiling of the church is decorated with frescoes.
With its breath-taking symphony of stalactites and stalagmites protruding from the earth, the Cave Hinagdanan is certainly a show to see. Bring a swimsuit if you want to swim costs sources well above the bed by natural skylights. Hinagdanan is only two and a half Dauis kilometers from the city.
Once the residence of the country’s fourth president, Carlos P. Garcia, the Bohol Provincial Museum is Saint-Etienne is a showcase of the Province of fascinating history, culture and natural resources. The museum also houses personal memories of the former president. A few minutes Museum is the Pres. Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Park where a life-sized monument of the current president. The statue was made by Boholanon National Artists Napoleon Abueva marble and bronze.
PUNTA CRUZ watch tower
This old watch tower used as a lookout for pirate raids and vicious. The wood of the cross was planted by the Spaniards in 1767. Tower offers superb views of Cebu, Siquijor and Mindanao and is a famous place for picnic in Bohol.
The Tarsier sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) is the oldest known mammal to walk the Earth. The Tarsiers are the most rare and one of endangered species on the planet. Tarsiers are known as “monkey of midget Philippines”.
Is a popular dive sites in Bohol. The island can be reached by boat from Panglao island of Bohol or himself.
If you’re looking for white sand and a bit of fun in the sun (and on the beach), take the tour outside the town of Panglao. While it is certainly not as flashy as the more commercialized beaches in the Philippines as Boracay and Palawan, it will certainly answer all your mental image of a tropical island getaway.
The waters around Panglao are clear and pristine, and that is why it is also a diving hotspot. The dive sites around Panglao are some of the best known in the Philippines. There are several tourist resorts where you can find accommodation for your stay. Tours and diving excursions can also be arranged locally. Beware, however: there is no automated teller machines (ATM) on the island of Panglao, so you’d better prepare in advance money.