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Lake Danao

Lake Danao, Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines

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About Lake Danao

Lake Danao is considered as Ormoc City’s main natural attraction. This violin-shaped lake on the mountains of Ormoc was previously named Lake Imelda but was changed to Lake Danao Natural Park afterwards. It is covering an area of 148 hectares and is about 700 meters above sea level. The lake that also includes the Amandawin mountain range is 18 kilometers northeast of Ormoc City, half an hour drive along the Milagro – Lake Danao and San Pablo – Tongonan roads.



Attractions near Lake Danao

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration. Also known as Palo Cathedral, a gigantic and elegant church built in the year 1956 by the Jesuits which became their residence for some time. In the year 1768. In 1850, the church was repaired with the supervision of Fr. Agustin de Consuegra, who oversaw the construction of the two towers of the church. The church was declared a cathedral on March 25, 1938, with Msgr. Manuel Mascariñas as its’ first bishop. Now it is one of the main pilgr

MacArthur Landing Memorial Park36.35km from Lake Danao

Located at Red Beach, Palo, the Leyte Landing Memorial is a park reminding us of an important event in history — the return of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. This was the fulfillment of his promise to the Filipino people to come back an help free the Philippines from the Japanese. At the heart of the park, by the beach, is a manmade pool with bigger than life bronze statues of Gen. MacArthur, President Sergio Osmena, Jr. and more.

Santo Niño Parish Church38.8km from Lake Danao

A beautiful church that was located in the heart of Tacloban city. The Church of Santo Niño de Tacloban became the bastion of Catholicism in this city of 220,000, The Sto. Niño safeguards the evangelical faith of approximately 70% of Taclobanons who are Catholics. The Taclobanons continues to enjoy the miracles and graced lavished by their beloved King. it is now one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area.

San Juanico Bridge39.68km from Lake Danao

A monument landmark that stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait. At a total length of 2.16kms. It is considered as the longest bridge in the Philippines crossing a body of seawater and it was completed in 1973. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.

Tinago Falls59.99km from Lake Danao

The most hypnotic waterfalls magnificently lay its beauty in the heart of Caibiran rainforest, a loop trail taking 10 minutes from the highway. A hideaway that blends perfectly for nature lovers; rich blend of trees, vines, & other exotic plants accompanied by the cooling & enchanting sounds of rushing streams.

Sohoton Natural Bridge Natural Park is divided by the Sohoton river which is surrounded by thick, lush jungle covering majestic limestone cliffs. The Natural Park is situated on the island of Samar in the Eastern Visayas and can be accessed easily from Tacloban city. The entire area is 455,700 hectares, home of the various wildlife, rivers, and cave connections.

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Leyte isknown as the site of the largest naval battle in modern history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which took place during the Second World War.