The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th-century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church. It was built in 1724, but was destroyed by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano in 1814. It is located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines.
The ruins, currently protected in a park overseen by the municipal governmen ...
t of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The International Tourism Bourse, one of the world's top travel trade shows based in Berlin, has even recognized the site as one of the places to visit in Asia.
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It's been months since I've been chosen as one of the ten finalists of Wranger Philippine's #TrueWanderer but I'm still very thankful for the honor and the opportunity that came with it. As a way of giving back, I want to share my experience and itinerary for the travel that I did for the contest. Traveling solo, I went to explore the province of Albay, home to the most renowned volcano in the whole Philippines: Mt. Mayon.
We have been roughing it up on the Mayon lava trail riding the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for about an hour when my sister-in-law noticed an unusual gush of smoke from the volcano's peak.
She asked our ATV tour guide if such a smoke was normal, but he did not seem bothered. Instead, he was preoccupied with taking our photos and videos, giving hand signals as we approach different types of terrain, reminding us to keep a single line so he can easily see us and bring us safely to the lava wall and back to the base camp.
Half an hour after, we reached the lava wall, the sight of the 2006 eru ...
The Cagsawa is 16th-century Franciscan church. It was originally built in the town of Cagsawa in 1587 but was burned down by Dutch pirates in 1636. It was rebuilt in 1724 by Fr. Francisco Blanco, but was destroyed again, along with the town of Cagsawa, in February 1, 1814, during the eruption of the Mayon Volcano.
How to get to Albay:
- Ride a bus from Metro Manila to Legazpi City, Albay (i.e. Philtranco, Cagsawa, Isarog, DLTB, RSL, Raymond and Amihan; travel time is 11 - 13 hours depending on traffic condition and number/duration of stop-overs).
- Alternatively, fly via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific to get to Legazpi City Airport.
It was really fun visiting some of the best places to go to here in Albay, Bicol.
Here are the places I visited and the addresses:
Location: California Village, Barangay Tuburan, Ligao, 4504 Albay, Philippines
Location: Sumlang Lake, Daraga, Albay, Philippines
Locations: Daraga, 4501 Albay, Philippines
Mayon, also known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines. Wikipedia