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Enticing Ilo-Ilo: The Western Visayaz City

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My greatest goal I am trying to fulfill right now is the goal to visit each region and provinces in my own country and learn from it (Philippines).

Molo Church

Molo Church

I selected a breezy trip to Ilo-Ilo as my next destination. Aside for frenzied pace of the City, the place certainly has a cultural heritage that will surely savour every second on your vacation. Where colonial era churches like Miag-ao, Molo, Guimbal and San Joaquin Church are situated. The first church featured is the iconic Miag-ao Church which is on the Unesco World Heritage list, and it has the beautiful green hills that surrounded it. While Molo Church and Tigbauan Church which are National Historical Landmarks by the National Institute (NHI), These churches have been maintained the characteristic atmospheres that make it an institution in Ilo-Ilo. Next are Guimbal Church and San Joaquin Church which are also on National Historic Institute, by National Cultural Treasure Directory. Each has been designed so that there is a clear view of the countryside in the distance. You will undoubtedly be impressed by the beauty of the areas and will embrace the chance to visit more often.

Miag-ao Church

Miag-ao Church

As you approach Ilo-Ilo, you’ll find that many Hospitals, as well are located in the City, and has their own health profession and each are home in their perspective areas. Among the Hospitals that well-known in the City are The Medical City of Ilo-Ilo, Ilo-Ilo Doctor’s Hospital, Ilo-Ilo Mission Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Western Visayas Medical Center and Western Visayas State University Medical Center. A modest hospitals with a surely good services.

 

iloilo-circle-inn hotel

On the other hand, Ilo-Ilo has never ceased to captivate me, it is definitely a vacation destination. There are also different hotels you can accommodate if you plan to stay in this lovely town. Ilo-Ilo is a place where people live in what seems like splendid contentment, but in the view of some, this contentment is born of provincialism. I have met new friends here whom I find a genuine warmth and sweetness. There are remarkable attachment to this place and most visitors fall in love with it too. It pleases every type of tourist. There a place for the lavish mid-range, and pragmatic spender. Adventurous by nature.

Sicogon Island

Sicogon Island

If you have a car rented, it is possible to visit many places, some of which have good restaurants located here too. The food comes most from local sources, and the food are vivid in each restaurants and has an excellent selection of menus. This place is not easily forgotten. Everything about the City is intended to exalt reason and perspective. The food and the environment are fun and provide a change for people spending a fortnight taking the waters and eating set menus in their hotel. There are casual restaurants that serves products from a farm, many of which you can also purchase and take away. There are several shops and interesting store sells the best of regional food but is also an antiques shop, with prints, small furniture and books.

The Arts of Paraw Regatta Festival

The Arts of Paraw Regatta Festival

I feel gratified for having journeyed here. Ilo-Ilo is a City most tourist overlook, but its abundant charms- architecture, food genuineness, make it irresistible. The combination of simplicity and beauty is the essence of everything that is special about Ilo-Ilo. It has an innate understanding of the meaning of hospitality, which is, after all, an art.

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