Mayon Volcano, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines
About Mayon Volcano
Mayon, the most famous of the active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462 m on Luzon Island. It erupts very frequently. It is the archetype of a symmetrical stratovolcano and one of the world's most active ones. The volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national par and it attracts a lot of tourists to here.
Attractions near Mayon Volcano
The Mayon Volcano Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region on southeast Luzon Island, the largest island of the country. The Natural Park covers an area of 5,775.7 hectares, which includes its centerpiece Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, and its adjacent surroundings. The volcano is also renowned for having an almost perfect cone. First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.
Cagsawa Ruins - are the remnants of an 18th-century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built-in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano. They are located in Barangay Busay, Albay, Philippines. The ruins, currently protected in a park overseen by the municipal government of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area.
The 156-meter high Ligñon Hill has always been one of Legazpi’s most famous landmarks. For years, Ligñon Hill is known only for the PHIVOLCS observatory located in its flanks and an old lighthouse on its summit. Today, it has become one of the city’s prime destinations for sightseers, adventurers, and even fitness peoples.
The Daraga Church in Daraga Albay is also known as the Our lady of the gate or the church of Nuestra Senora de la Built in 1773. It is an Old Spanish colonial church that is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the Philippines. It is one of the beautiful structures in this area .andt he Church building is proudly declared as a National treasure and goes through restoration work to maintain the beauty of this religious structure.
An old dormant stratovolcano located at Bicol lies a prominent mountain known to mountaineer as Mt.Asog but to local, it is Mt.Iriga straddling into multiple towns of Camarines Sur, in particular, Iriga and Buhi. According to some article, underneath its crater lies 4 fault line and may erupt anytime without warning but as to date, the mountain remains calm. My difficulty rating for this mountain is 4/9 similar to Mt.Cristobal. The summit crater rim is very astonishing as it will offer the hiker
Filipino-Japanese Friendship Tower The monument, symbolizing the renewed friendship between Japan and the Philippines after the events of World War II. It is located at Mount Isarog in Sitio Bongcao of Barangay Curry.
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