[TOURIST DESTINATIONS] Exploring Cavite City

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A hometown of heroes, Cavite was dubbed the Historical Capital of the Philippines as it witnessed the dawn of the Philippine Revolution of 1896.
The province served as a cradle that nurtured the Philippine independence. In addition to its natural sceneries, its historical sites are currently used as a means to promote National Heritage.

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This shrine marks the Philippines’ most historic window: on June 12, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines, ending the 333 years of Spanish rule.

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Belief in amulets is widespread among Filipinos, especially among Cavite folks.

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The church is located at the center of the city and is dedicated to its patron, St. Michael the Archangel.

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Balite Falls is a nature resort operated by the municipality of Amadeo.

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Buhay Forest covers 10 hectares of foliage on top of an unnamed mountain. The summit offers a clearing for camping, equipped with a hut for rest and a working bathroom. The clearing faces a cliff, where visitors can rappel from (bring your own gear). The forest is home to a number of wild animals, including freewheeling monkeys and chickens.

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Exploring Amadeo wouldn’t be complete without drinking a cup of Amadeo Coffee or Pahimis Blend, and getting lost in one of its coffee farms.

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During the World War II, the island was heavily bombed, leaving behind dramatic ruins, artillery relics, and almost 7,000 dead Filipino, American, and Japanese soldiers. Today, the island serves as a military memorial and a major tourist destination in the Philippines.

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Fort Drum, the concrete battleship anchored at the mouth of Manila Bay, was once an impregnable military fortress armed with four 14-inch guns that could sink any ship within its range.

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Built in 1769 under the leadership of a wealthy haciendera, General Trias Church (St. Francis of Assisi Parish) exhibits the earthquake baroque architecture common among Spanish period churches in the Philippines.

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Coming from the rivers of Alfonso, Bailen’s neighboring town, the water drops to a large pool about 20 meters deep before flowing to the Malibik-libik River.

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A private museum within De La Salle DasmariƱas campus, it features a collection of crystal chandeliers, religious images, and antique furniture commonly seen in opulent 19th century stone houses.

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People’s Park in the Sky is located at the peak of Mt. Gonzales, the highest point in Tagaytay.

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Picnic Grove is a 13-hectare park with stunning views of Taal Lake and Volcano.

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Sky Ranch is a five-hectare amusement park overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano.