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Top 5 attractions you must visit in Leyte

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About Leyte

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.

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Attractions in Leyte

Canigao Island
Canigao IslandMatalom, 6526 Leyte, Philippines
Islands

Canigao is an islet located in the Philippines, near the municipality of Matalom, Leyte. The area is known for abundant fishing grounds and scenic coral reef areas suitable for diving. It is uninhabited, featuring a lighthouse as its only significant man-made structure. The beaches have white sand, with tropical sea creatures and extensive coral reefs in the surrounding waters.

Lake Danao
Lake DanaoLake Danao, Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

MacArthur Landing Memorial Park
MacArthur Landing Memorial ParkPalo, Leyte, Philippines
Beaches
Monuments

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.

Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration1024 Pan-Philippine Hwy, Palo, 6501 Leyte, Philippines
Churches

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

San Juanico Bridge
San Juanico BridgeLeyte, Philippines
Bridges
Monuments

The San Juanico Bridge is a 2.16-kilometer long bridge that connects the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. The bridge spans the narrowest point of the San Juanico Strait, which separates Leyte from Samar. The San Juanico Bridge is one of the most iconic structures in the Philippines and is a symbol of national unity.

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