Ilihan Hill is located at the center of Dapitan City province of Zamboanga del Norte. The entrance of Ilihan can be found in Barangay Potol, a good strategical place where a fortress was established last 1762 by the Spanish government to protect the early settlers from Pirates.
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When you get to see a certain thing everyday, it tends to get ordinary. This was the same feeling I got with my hometown until such time that I can only visit at least once a year. Visiting Dapitan is not just remembering my childhood, it's also like moving back to time because of its rich history and you can still see traces of the previous century on every corner of the city.
Casa Residencia. The main house of Rizal and the biggest of the five houses. It's a one bedroom home, overlooking Dapitan bay.
Casa Redonda. The 8-sided house which serves as a dormitory of Rizal's students.
I had a quick visit to my hometown, Dapitan city, last July, and got the chance to visit one of the places where we secretly go to, without telling our parents ??" most of the kids were never allowed to climb Ilihan hill to avoid accidents. Ilihan hill, commonly known as Ilihan by Dapitanons, is situated at the center of the city, a good strategical place where a fortress was established last 1762 by the Spanish government to protect the early settlers from Pirates.
Dapitan city has always been rich with historical culture but Ilihan always stay on the background. An environmental fee of Ph ...
Ilihan Hill or simply known as Ilihan to locals in Dapitan has an estimated height of 60 meters. The foot Ilihan was an ancient burial ground of the Pre-Hispanic Dapitanons. In 1762, Ilihan was established as "Fort de Dapitan" by the Spanish government to protect Dapitan from foreign and pirate invasions. A stone wall was constructed along its slopes and a guard house with mounted cannons. Relics of this ancient military fortress are still visible today. The stone walls and the two cannons are now placed at the City Plaza where the Relief Map of Mindanao is located nearby. During the ...