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Albay: Cagsawa Ruins Revisited 2019

Located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, Daraga in the province of Albay, the Cagsawa Ruins are the most popular landmark and tourist destination of the province. 

The ruins were remnants of the once-proud 16th-century Spanish colonial era church called Cagsawa Church. Prior to its devastation in 1814, the church already had a very colorful history. It was built in 1587and served as the spiritual sanctuary for the locals for decades until it was razed by the raiding Dutch pirates in 1636. It was then rebuilt in 1724 under the supervision of Fr. Francisco Blanco and then continued to become the safe haven to its people until February 1, 1814, when Mayon Volcano ended that. 

Recorded as the most powerful eruption of Mayon Volcano, the 1814 Eruption buried towns at the foot of the volcano with several hundred million cubic meters of tephra and lahar killing thousands. Those who survived the initial eruption sought refuge inside the church but also perished when the pyroclastic flow and lahar ov…

Albay: Albay Park and Wildlife

Located at Daraga-Legazpi Diversion Road in Legazpi City, Albay,  Albay Park and Wildlife (as its name suggests) is a park and a zoo rolled into one. 

With an entrance fee of only P50 pesos per adult and 20 pesos for children with a height of 1.20 meters and below, visitors could already enjoy the park's facilities and amenities like the following:

Picnic groveLagoon and gazeboChildren's playgroundCelebrity groveSenior Citizen's groveFood courtAside from these, visitors could also rent one of the cottages or groves so that they could have a place to rest after exploring the park. They could also rent a boat and paddle around the lagoon. For those who hate water activities, they may opt to rent a bicycle to bike around th

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