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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tourist Attractions in Bohol Ruined by Earthquake



The 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol and nearby provinces in the Philippines had greatly affected not only the residences but also the tourist attractions that the island offers. From historic churches that were built more than hundred years ago were ruined and the even the famous chocolate hills was not spared. 

 San Pedro Church in Loboc, Bohol
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I remember how this beautiful natural attraction had awed me when we visited Bohol in 2009. Standing on top of the highest hill, the viewing area where you can see and mesmerized the vast land of more than 50 square kilometers and at least 1,260 hills, was an amazing experience. 
   

Unfortunately, the viewing area and some hills were damaged by the quake on October 15, 2013. I hope that the government will be able to reconstruct the area soon.

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My family and I would like to visit Bohol again in the near future and by that time I will not limit myself from seeing the hills by the distance but to touch and explore the hills using atv 110cc. I remember back then that there are guide groups that offer all terrain vehicles rental. I swear to definitely try them. winks*

1 comment:

  1. very sad... and we are still experiencing some aftershocks here in cebu, eight days after the big earthquake...

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