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Top 6 attractions to explore in Davao City

Davao City, officially the City of Davao is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao, and the regional center of Davao Region.

Apo–Talomo Mountain rangeApo–Talomo Mountain range, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

A beautiful mountainn range which was located in the heart of Davao city. It is one of the top 15 highest mountain in the Philippines. It is one of the highest trekking destination in this area and a lot of tourist visits this place every year.

Epol FallsBaganihan, Marilog District, Davao City, Cotabato, Philippines
Waterfalls

One of the beautiful waterfalls in the heart of Davao city. The main falls is around 20 feet high. Its mountain cool, gentle cascades curtain down the limy rock. Locals say the falls are a 5-series cascade.  It is one of the natural tourist attractions of the mountainous area and it has bamboo huts that provide shade and a place to prepare foods.

Lake VenadoLake Venado, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Lake Venado is an endorheic lake located at the foot of Mount Apo in the province of North Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines. It is the second-highest lake in the country. The vicinity of the lake is a popular camping site for mountaineers en route to and coming down from the peak of Mount Apo, the Philippines' highest mountain.

Long Hua TempleCabaguio Ave, Agdao, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Buddhist Temples

Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest temples in the Philippines and probably the biggest in Mindanao. Renowned for its intricate architecture and interiors, this shrine is definitely one of the must-visit attractions in Davao City. A short stopover to this shrine is a worthwhile experience especially for those who are interested in the teachings of Buddhism or for those who simply want to marvel at the temple’s architecture and interiors.

Mount ApoMount Apo, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Mount Apo is the highest mountain that makes the grandfather of all the Philippines mountains and it is an 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, the Philippines that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

People’s Park DavaoUy Building, 49 Jln Palma Gil St, Poblacion District, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur, Philippines
Parks

People's Park is a cultural theme park located at the center of Davao City. It is the brainchild of the then-mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte. The old park has transformed into a clean and beautiful park adorned with tropical rainforest trees, large sculptures, interactive fountains, ponds and waterfalls, a durian dome, a shady and open plaza, and a statue of a gigantic Philippine eagle, and is frequented by locals, visitors, and foreign tourists.

Map of attractions in Davao City