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PAMPANGA: Best of the Islands Philippines
BETIS CHURCH (Betis, Guagua)
Pampanga's oldest church is a fascinating work of architecture with its classic altar in antique carved design and décor blending with religious frescoes reminiscent of neoclassic works of European Art. Built between 1754, this church has impressive paintings on its ceiling and walls with fine sculpture and paintings in gold dust.
BETIS ARTESIAN WELL (Betis, Guagua)
Found in front of the Betis Church. It is known to be the oldest deep well in the province.
ST. PETER SHRINE (Apalit)
This building serves as the permanent residence of the life-size ivory image of St. Peter who is reverently called "Apung Iru" by the towns people. The image brought from Spain to the Philippines in one religious voyage.
MT. ARAYAT NATIONAL PARK (San Juan Bano, Arayat)
The 3,564 feet high mountain at Barrio Bano, Arayat, features a natural park complete with exquisite swimming pools recreational halls and picnic huts. One would be delgihted to experience the cool breeze, naturl spring water that fall from the mountains. This park is two(2) kilometers away from the town proper of Arayat.
SCENIC CANDABA SWAMPS (Candaba)
A bird sanctuary and a haven for bird watchers, thousands of wild ducks migrate here during winter in China.
PASKUHAN VILLAGE (San Fernando, Pampanga)
The first of tis kind in Asia the world's third, Paskuhan Village has all the elements of traditional Filipino heritage under one roof, aiming to depict Philippines Christmas all year round. It is projected to be a major trade and tourism center not only in the region but throughout the country.
PERMANENT GARDENS (Paskuhan Village)
Featuring the world's best variety of tropical plants, flowers and foliage in an outdoor setting that will pay tribute to the "Gardens of the World" theme of "Florikultura '98."
PAMPANGA AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE (Magalang)
A state-owned educational institution ideally located at the scenic foot hills of Mt. Arayat where a conference pavillion and natural swimming area were developed by the Philippine Tourism Authority.
Source of Information:
Department of Tourism, Philippines
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