Mount Hibok-Hibok - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Mount Hibok-Hibok, Mambajao, Camiguin, Philippines
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About Mount Hibok-Hibok
Hibok-hibok is a stratovolcano and makes the island of Camiguin, about 12 miles north of Mindanao. The summit is covered with loose ejecta and four small craters are nearby. Sulfur was mined at one of the craters prior to 1948. The other craters contain lakes. Hibok-Hibok has erupted five times in modern history. It is a popular hiking destination in Camiguin island. Nowadays a lot of tourists visit this place.
Attractions Near Mount Hibok-Hibok
It is the oldest and the most famous ancestral house in this area. It was built around 200 years ago and made primarily of one of the Philippines' strongest molave tree. The design of the house is common of the 18th and 19th-century houses but one thing that makes this unique and notable are the sculpted wooden men on the four outside corners of the house which looks like carrying the second floor.
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Baroque church located in Poblacion. It was declared by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure in Northern Mindanao due to its artistic design and cultural values. The church was a provincial attempt to mimic the famous San Ignacio Church of Intramuros in Manila. At present, the church is undergoing repair and restoration pursuant to the National Cultural Heritage Act otherwise known as the "Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act".
A beautiful mountain which was located in the heart of the Misamis Oriental province and It is part of the Central Mindanao Cordillera that stretches from Camiguin in the north to Sarangani in the south. It is one of the beautiful places in this area and it is also a paradise for trekkers.
The Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, is the ecclesiastical seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. It is now one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area.
Rajah Sikatuna National Park is a haven for nature lovers and a birdwatcher's paradise. It is the widest remaining forest in Bohol. This forested karst limestone areas were recognized and declared a National Park. With a total land area of 9,023 hectares, 4,700 hectares is made up of natural forests, 1,600 hectares of man-made forest, 690 hectares occupied and the rest has cogonal features.
The Clarin Ancestral House dates back to 1840. Traditional Filipino-Spanish in design with long slanting roofs covered with nipa leaves, it is a typical one big square house with a coral stone foundation, rough-hewn wooden posts, wooden walls, and floors of wide hardwood planks and a receiving hall with a high vaulted ceiling. the whole house is relatively in good condition.
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Camiguin is the second-smallest province in the country in both population and land area after Batanes. The province is famous for its sweet lanzones, to which its annual Lanzones Festival is dedicated.