It’s the season to be jolly once and for all and I’m so delighted to share my recent trip to y’all. I’ve finally visited the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines, Tangub City!
I was with Jason’s family and it took us a couple of hours to get there; three hours for our road trip from Bulua Westbound Terminal to Mukas Port where we rode a barge for twenty minutes to get to Ozamiz City where we also visited the Cotta Shrine.
We lighted candles and offered our prayers as soon as we arrived and explored the shrine as well.
After visiting the shrine, we went to Jason’s uncle’s boarding house to rest and prepare for our much awaited night excursion.
We departed at seven and traveled for an hour or so. Tangub City really deserved the name as the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines because even though we haven’t reached the main site yet, we passed by a couple of lighted arches but sad to say, I wasn’t able to capture a photo of ’em.
But here’s what welcomed us as soon as we arrived:
Ta-da! Tangub City celebrates 25 magnificent and notable years of Dalit Festival, Christmas Symbols Festival, Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe and Miss Tangub City Tourism. While next year is the city’s 50th Charter Anniversary. That’s why they had this superb arch to welcome every guests.
Here goes how they featured different structures from around the globe:
Spectacular isn’t it? The place was filled with lots of people. However, it rained during our visit but it never stopped us to enjoy the place.
My personal favorite is the Gardens of the World where we paid 10php/each for the entrance fee.
Jason was busy capturing pretty photos of his own. He took a while to get a good shot of me because I’m such a bum when choosing a good photo of myself as well. Lol!
We went to the Activity Center right after and found more attractions:
Photo by: Sheila Ancheta; just don’t mind my nails though 😀
That’s a wrap for my advance Christmas treat for myself. It was a dazzling experience!
The next day, we had another hours of joyride as we went to Eriberta Spring Resort located at Mahayag, Zambuanga del Sur and I really wished I brought my GoPro since the place was wonderful and the water was so fresh and cool! Some other time perhaps, if ever I’d get a chance to go back~
Going home, we departed at around 4 in the afternoon and arrived back in Bulua Terminal at 9 in the evening. It was tiring but it was definitely a wonderful experience.