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    Equilateral triangle

    by asianbelle Updated Feb 16, 2006

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    A trip to the Bicol Region is not complete without a glimpse of Mayon Volcano. In fact, the first thing that would come up to anyone's mind on the mention of Bicol is Mayon Volcano (followed by pili, hot chilli and abaca).

    The base of this active volcano covers several towns and is 2,462m above Legaspi City. It can be viewed from as far as Naga City on a very clear day, but in my opinion, it is best viewed from the towns of Oas and Daraga.

    The volcano is shaped like a cone and despite several eruptions, it was able to maintain its almost perfect shape. During its eruption in 1814, hot lava flowed and covered the town of Daraga burying thousands of people alive. The last recorded eruption, although not of the same magnitude, was in year 2000.

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    Majestic Mayon

    by bike_packer Updated Jan 15, 2006

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    Almost all the towns of Albay are within the foot of Mayon Volcano. It is possible then to go around Mayon travelling the road-loop connecting the towns and choose the best view of this majestic volcano that awes you. But no matter where you view it, the profile looks the same - owning to the title of "Perfect Cone".

    View some shots taken from different locations at my Travelouges.

    Symmetrically perfect Mayon Volcano
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    Cagsawa Ruins Park

    by bike_packer Updated Dec 6, 2005

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    A witness to the occasional rumblings of Mt. Mayon as it unleash its fury every now and then, the Cagsawa Ruins is what remained of a once lively town after a great eruption of which lava swept the whole town >> left standing alone was the church's Bell Tower plus some remaining walls of the old church. Looking around the place would give anyone the chilling feel of what could have happened on that dreadful eruption a century ago.

    Souvenir shops at the park's periphery.

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    Watch Tower

    by asianbelle Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    The church of Cagsawa was built in 1587 but burned in 1636. It was reconstructed in 1724 only to be buried, along with thousands of people seeking refuge inside it, in 1814 by hot lava from the erupting Mayon Volcano.

    A portion of the bell tower was the only one left standing after the catastrophe. Although a new church was built in another area of the town, the ruins of Cagsawa was left untouched to serve as a (grim?) reminder of the tragedy. On a clear day, the bell tower with Mayon Volcano in the background provides a postcard perfect picture.

    However, we were not fortunate to capture this famous scene as it was raining when we stopped by the park. The area surrounding the tower has been converted into a park. Entrance fee is P5 per person. Food and souvenir stalls were put up within the park grounds.

    Cagsawa Belltower Ruins
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    enjoy the small falls...

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    its a natural falls near my place in albay----
    falls will be everywhere in albay...

    hav a refreshing shower....
    or just enjoy the beauty of what nature has to offer...

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    Daraga Church

    by limledi Updated May 14, 2007

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    The magnificent baroque church in Daraga, built by Franciscan monks in 1773, offers an excellent view of Mayon from its vantage point on the top of a hill overlooking the town.

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