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Tourist Attractions: Aklan Province Islands Philippines

Historical Tourist Attractions

Freedom Shrines: Aklan Province Islands PhilippinesFreedom Shrine Dedicated to the 19 martyrs of Aklan who started the revolt against Spain.
Kalantiaw Shrine, Batan. Once the seat of government of Rajah Bendahara Kalantiaw promulgator of the famous Code of Kalantiaw.

Ingus-Ingus Hill, Buruanga. In Spanish time, it served as a lookout for approaching Moro pirates that used to maraud coastal villages. Underneath the hill is a cave, which according to folktales, was used as an ambuscade of English pirates, buccaneers, and other plunderers of Spanish galleons carrying precious cargoes.

Agtawagon Hill, Balete. Served as a camp and the last line of defense of Filipino soldiers and guerillas during World War II.

Cultural Tourist Attractions

Museo It Akean, Kalibo. A repository of antiques dug up in Aklan, which trace the province's rich cultural and historical past; also houses famous works of arts.

Natural Tourist Attractions

Manduyog Hill And Aklan State College Of Agriculture (ASCA), Banga. Named after Datu Manduyog, successor of lawgiver Kalantiaw III. It is 500 feet high with life-size stations of the cross winding up the hillside and a chapel at the summit overlooking the countryside. Down the hill is the ASCA, an agricultural institution spread on 69 hectares. Tropical fruit trees such as rambutan, mangosteen and lanzones abound in the school campus as well as pastureland and sprawling ricefields.
Ob-Ob Hill, Bgy. Songcolan, Batan. Stands 200 meters high like a lighthouse facing the Sibuyan Sea. At its foot of the rocky hill is a fine beach.

Tinagong Dagat, Batan. "Hidden Sea", approx. 8 kms. long and 4 kms. wide, between Altavas and Batan, partly hidden from Batan Bay by two islands, fringed with mangroves, thick undergrowth and rocky beach.

Tigayon Hill, Kalibo. A solitary mountain of solid rock amidst stretches of flatlands. One of the sides is a shallow cave with an arched entrance. Inside is an altar-like rock and two bench-like rock formations on its side.

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Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

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