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    Marvel of Mayon

    by i-s-a Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    Definitely the most beautiful mountain (volcano) I have ever seen.

    It is difficult to imagine how such beauty can create so much distruction. During the day it looks very calm with only scattered smoke across its slopes. But at night you can see the extent of its fury...red lava flows from it's mouth and from the looks of it, the damage is huge!

    as seen from the rooftop
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    Learn Some Folklore

    by i-s-a Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    story taken from the base of the statue:

    The legendary Daragang Magayon, which literally means beautiful maiden, lived long ago in the land of Ibalong, this part of the country now known as Bikol. She used to bathe in the sweet cool and clear Yawa River. She died a tragic death, together with her Tagalog Prince, Ulap. The bodies of the ill-fated lovers, cuddled each other's arms, were buried in one grave. That grave was seen rising higher and higher until it rose to become a beautiful and majestic cone shape mountain now called Mount Mayon.

    Daragang Magayon
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    Dhio Endheka Spring Resort

    by bike_packer Updated May 9, 2006

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    A mountain spring resort in between the foot of Mt Malinao and Mayon Volcano. The swimming pools (5 pools) are free-flowing and are filled with water coming from mountain springs. What is ironic is that the place is in between a volcano and a mountain that hosts a power geothermal plant, yet the water from the spring is super cold. The water is colder than you expect. A favorite day-tour destination of Albayenos during summer - a great relief from the summer heat.

    The resort has rooms for overnight stays.

    photo courtesy of albay tourism ofc. Jump!
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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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  • A days' tour

    by icoy Updated Apr 12, 2009

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    To maximize going around Legazpi and neighboring areas it is useful to hire a jeepney. Our friend sho lives in the area rented a jeepney for Php 1500 for the whole day.
    Our first stop was in the Kawa-kawa Nature Park. The park is shaped like a cauldron and there are stations of the cross in the rim. At the bottom is an obstacle course and there is horse backriding. Entrance is free.

    Next, we went to Huyop-huyopan cave. The cave has 4 chambers and it takes 30 min to go through them. Entrance fee is Php 150 for the group (5pax). The cave is not really very spectacular but there is another cave near it that is more adventurous, the Calabidongan Cave. But since it we were not ready to go caving we did not go there.

    After Cagsawa it was time for lunch. We had pinangat and Bicol express at Tita Let's, in Camalig.

    Next stop the Cagsawa ruins (entrance fee Php 10). This I think is the major stop for most people going to Bicol. Picture of the ruins with Mt. Mayon at the background. There are kids there who can take your group picture and they would even give you tips on how to pose for the camera. Just give them a tip for their effort. ;)

    We had halo-halo at DJC in Legazpi (near Robinsons Mall) before going to Lignon Hill.

    Lignon Hill is a recent addition to places to go in Legazpi. It offers a great view of Mt. Mayon, the Albay Gulf and a view of the city. There is also a zipline (Php 200) which I think is not worth the money since it's very quick. Entrance is free.

    Since we will be staying at Tabaco, our last stop is the Mayon Rest house. The place is almost at the foot of the volcano and the view is great. The place has a restaurant and a planetaruim. But it was closed when we got there. Entrance is free.

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    The Famous Tiwi Halo-Halo

    by bike_packer Updated Sep 18, 2006

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    Tiwi is not only famous as the host of one of the biggest geothermal plants in the country but also of its Halo-Halo. There are 2 halo-halo parlors in town located side-by-side. The one that draws a bigger number of customers is definitely the original and the "gaya-gaya" just take the spillover when demand is great.

    Our host from Tiwi told us that there's a secret recipe on the ice used. We agree that this is the best halo-halo we ever tasted around the country.

    Halo-halo is fruit cocktail in ice w/ milk

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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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    Bath at Busay Falls

    by Yla Updated Jul 12, 2008

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    A few kilometers from Legaspi City is a landmark that will lead you to Busay Falls, a unique waterfalls that is 7-tiered from the water source, according to the caretaker. For adventurers, hiking to the first tier will take about 30 minutes from the entrance of the waterfall entrance gate. The last tier pours into a shallow basin at the foot of the falls where many go to bath, frolick and have picnics. A constant attraction every summer, Busay falls pours cold, crystal clear water and flows in abundance from the falls to the rice paddies that surround the hills from where Busay is home.

    Entrance is only P5.00 per person, but parking is paid P20+ depending on size of vehicle.

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    Climb Mayon Skyline

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

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    The Mayon Skyline is located 2,500 feet above sea level. There's a scenic road going up the Mayon skyline where one finds unique flora and marvelous views as Mayon looks down upon the land she shapes thru the centuries. The Skyline was actually a hotel build along the slopes of Mayon but the unavailability of consistent water and electricity has caused the hotel to cease operations. However the local government has converted the premises as a tourist attraction, picnic area and converted the building to a planetarium.

    view of Tabaco city the Planetarium
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    Consider Legaspi City As Your Base

    by cyndymc Updated May 3, 2010

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    We decided to make Legaspi City our transit base for our the Albay tour. Going to Legaspi is easy. Getting an inexpensive but comfortable place to stay is easy, too. We opted to stay at Legaspi Tourist Inn which is in the central business district, very near shopping centers, restaurants, pharmacy, the scenic harbour area and jeepney terminals.

    We were only 2, so getting an expensive van was impractical. With the help of LTI frontdesk staff, we were able to get a car for our planned tour of cities around Mt. Mayon. It wasn't a luxury car (1993 Lancer), but clean, cool and road worthy, and more importantly, we felt safe, secure and happy with our driver.

    Even if you opt to commute, Legaspi would be a good choice for jump-off point because the jeepneys going to tourist destinations are easy to find on the road or at their terminals.

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    Sights To See in Legaspi

    by cyndymc Updated May 3, 2010

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    Weather permitting, you can go to the following places in less than a day: Legaspi Seaport, The Embarcador, Kapuntukan Hill, Lignon Hill, Albay Park & Wildlife, St. Raphael Parish Church, Plaza, and pili delicacies & abaca souvenir stalls at Tahao Road.

    Close- Up Viewing Mt. Mayon From Embarcador Dine With View Of Legaspi Seaport
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    be a giant.....take this snap near cagsawa ruins..

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    the kids in cagsawa ruins..master the art of taking this shots...
    u will be like giant ---pushing cagsawa ruins..

    be nice to little kids in cagsawa ruins,
    they are very smart...
    provide info about cagsawa ruins...
    and willing to take nice photos...

    just dont forget to bring something for them...
    as they expect something from the tourist also....

    my sis.....

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    walk in the mUd...

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    my grandparents hometown is 2 hour walk from the city...
    carabao ride or a walk in the mud....

    am glad that my family members..love adventure-
    despite bein in the city most of our life....

    our feet soak in the mud once in a while...
    foot mud pack i guess...

    but the view its breathtaking...

    some schoolchildren we meet while we walk...
    we enjoy!!!!

    then refresh the foot in the river....

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    bonfiRe with the locals---a night to remember!!!!

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    if you have a chance to hav bonfire....
    on the place you will visit in albay...
    prepare BBQ ----hav some drinks....
    stargazing.....
    with some fun music on the background!!!!
    an unforgettable evenin in our place...

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