Let's travel: Cagsawa Ruins, Albay, Philippines

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Hey Travel buddies!

Oh hello there, How's your summer? I know how it feels, it's so HOT in here. I hope you took advantage of Mr. Sun in enjoying some outdoor trips and activities. Now, I will take you on a quick tour at one of the historic church in the Philippines. If you will go to the south in Region V, you can have a quick detour at Cagsawa ruins in Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

Quick history: 
It was the remains of Baroque church when the Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814 where thousands of people died and the entire town was buried with ashes. It became the symbol of strength and resilience of the entire town that stood still after the strongest noted eruption of the volcano. The other structures of church after the eruption was also believed to be destroyed by an earthquake on 1950's. 

It became a protected national park. At the entrance, you will pay a minimal amount of 10 pesos each, which is a reasonable price in maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings. Then, take a little walk and there you will see the ruins of Cagsawa church.

You could still see the rocks thrown from the eruption around the church. I can't still believe I was standing next to the ruins. I always see it on my history books when I was in grade school. The belfry of the church is the reminder of the past disaster happened more than a century ago.

Up close and personal.
Front and back view of the church
Old photo of the church.
Photo by: wowlegazpi.com
Aside from the historic view of the remains of the church, you will have the majestic view of the Mayon Volcano. It was cloudy on the day we went there so, we can't clearly see the peak of the known to be the "perfect cone" Mayon Volcano.

The surrounding was peaceful and calm like everybody was reminiscing what had happened over a century ago. It's a great place to reflect, pray and enjoy nature's beauty. 

You can also choose a lot of souvenir items for your loved ones from Bicol, Philippines. Some of the cute souvenirs are these little chili magnet, Mayon volcano miniature (excuse my haggard look) and these colorful lantern balls.

More souvenirs to choose from.

It is more fun to tour with the family. There is a photographer there that offers to still a shoot for the tourists.
Wacky shoot.

Overall, it was great to see some historic places in your own country like the Cagsawa ruins, not just to see the place and its beauty but also to know more about the history of a known place in your country. #itsmorefuninthephilippines. Till next adventure.

Let's talk again on my next blog.
Yes, YOU lovely gorgeous.

Love yourself because you are beautiful.

Hugs and Kisses,
Princess Mikee 

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  1. I'll be honest and say I'm not religious and into churches and stuff like that. But I do love history and specially to visit old monuments like that. The fact that it was an old church and that a volcano erupted there, as awful it sounds, it's also interesting. I find everything intersting about history and I'd love to visit this one. The whole place looks relaxing