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Provinces & Destinations - Albay

Cagsawa Ruins
Cagsawa, Daraga

Kagsawa is a word derived from KAG which means "who does or owner" and SAWA, meaning "python." The fury of Mayon Volcano eruption on February 1, 1814 killed 1,200 people and buried Cagsawa Church and the whole town under the destructive mudflow sparing only the belfry.

Daraga Catholic Church
Daraga

Situated on a massive hilltop, this Church was built in 1773 by Franciscan missionaries. Its rich baroque architecture is endowed with priceless archaeological religious relics and seals carved on volcanic rocks.

Hoyop-hoyopan Cave
Cotmon, Camalig

Hoyop-hoyopan is a Bicolano word meaning "blow-blow" because of the sound of the wind one could hear rushing through the cave. As one of the most popular natural tunnel-like structures of the province, this cave became the primitive habitats of the natives in the area.

Ibalong
Legazpi City

The Ibalong is one of the most celebrated festivities in the Bicol Region. During this time, the whole of Legaspi City comes out in full of revelry. The festival depicts Bicol's early beginnings as portrayed by the characters in an epic called "Ibalong". The date is usually held on the third week of October.

Malinao Falls
Malinao

A refreshing site where one can swim at the base of the falls.

Mataginting Falls
Jovellar

A broad waterfalls cascading into a river is the strength of the site. Lush greenery also dominate the area.

Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano is the world's nearest perfect cone. Its name is derived from the Bicolano word "Magayon," which means beautiful. It stands 2,462 meters with a radius of 100 km. from the broad base. Having a diameter of .5 kilometer and 2,451 meters above sea level,

Mountain climbers fill their hearts with excitement and joy as they traverse the slope of Mount Mayon . The Philippine Commission on Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) is responsible for giving the go-signal to mountaineers whether it is safe to climb

St. Gregory the Great Cathedral
Legazpi City

From 1587 to 1616 the spiritual administration of this town was under Cagsaua. The Church together with several houses was burned in 1754 because of the eruption of the Mayon Volcano in February 1, 1814 .

Tabaco Church
Tabaco

The intersting thing about this particular church is that it is built largely of volcanic materials that abounds in the area.

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