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September 21, 2012

Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Albay

It was a gloomy Sunday morning when we head off to Daraga to see Daragang Magayon.... the magnificent Mt. Mayon. It's always our sidetrip after attending the mass in honor of Ina. On our way, we ask my cousin Louie (first time nya) to pray that he'll be able to see Mt. Mayon because the sky is not clear. It's a must destination if it's your first time dahil sa postcard lang makikita itong view mula dito. Unfortunately.... Daragang Magayon is shy this particular day and kahit silip ay di nakita ng pinsan ko...

Cagsawa Ruins is located an approximately 8km from Legaspi City and 70km from Cadlan, Pili. It's roughly 11 km away from Mt. Mayon. From Pili, we passed by the towns of Baao, Nabua, Bato in Camsur and Polangui, Oas, Ligao, Guinobatan, Camalig and finally Daraga. We had breakfast at Jollibee in LCC Nabua.

The Cagsawa Ruins are the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano. They are located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, Daraga, Albay.

The ruins is now called Cagsawa Ruins Park and one of the most popular destination in Albay. It is maintain by the Municipal Government of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines.

There is an entrance fee of P10. Quite cheep for a breathtaking view.

Inside the park, there are children who will approach you to take your pictures for the "trick shots". Wala namang specific amount kung magkano ang ibibigay mo. This year we did't avail one and we've tried it ourselves lol. (see our trick shots last 2010 taken by the boy we met)

There are many stalls who sells native bags made of abaca and various products.

They even sell pili.... Pili nuts in various variety and Pili tree.


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