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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Wonders of Baclayon Church and Blood Compact - Tagbilaran Bohol

Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church is said to be the oldest church in Bohol. Before I only wished to go there but recently this year, I was pinching myself and I was really there and facing in front of Baclayon Church. I had a different religious belief since I am a Pentecost Christian but I have a respectful point of view and beliefs of other people. :D

baclayon church bohol

I am just wondering why among all churches in Bohol, Baclayon Church is the most famous one aside from being the oldest church. Our tour guide said, it was famous because of the images seen on the church walls like God's face. You might want to check Baclayon Church too when you go to Bohol. :)

Baclayon Church is located on the eastern part of Bohol, just near the Blood Compact.

Blood Compact

Another inclusion spot in Tagbilaran day tour is the The Blood Compact which is a very significant part of the Boholano culture. Every June and July, the Boholanos pay tribute to that culture through a Sandugo Festival. Sandugo Festival is mostly characterized by balls, beauty pageants, sporting events and other fun activities. During those months, Bohol is in a peak season so better travel to Bohol during that time to witness how they celebrate and gives tribute to their culture. Learning other places culture is also fun and educational. I am planning to go back there and celebrate Sandugo Festival with Boholanos. :)

Souvenir Shops

As I mentioned, usually most tourist spots in Bohol had a souvenir shop outside however they were a little expensive. Just a tip if you will buy "pasalubong" to our love ones. Better place to buy souvenirs and native delicacies is on BQ Mall. There, key chains, wallet, shirts and other souvenirs are all affordable and buy Bohol's delicacies on BQ's supermarket. It's more cheaper too!

baclayon church bohol

Check out the other places covered on Tagbilaran Bohol Tour
Chocolate Hills and Butterfly Sanctuary - Tagbilaran Bohol Day Tour Part 1
Loboc Floating Restaurant and Man Made Mahogany Forest - Tagbilaran Bohol Day Tour Part 2
The Tarsier Encounter - Tagbilaran Bohol Day Tour Part 3
Hanging Bridge and Loboc Mini Zoo

1 Responses to “The Wonders of Baclayon Church and Blood Compact - Tagbilaran Bohol”

Mythjen said...
May 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Against the backdrop of the Old Church, Baclayon Plaza right across the street is a wondrous place for strolling and hanging out --- an ideal tourist haven. Try out the delicacies too while you're at it. Eat your heart out Cesar Montana (he's from there.)

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