The Philippines: Bohol (2)

This is the second of three pages of pictures from Bohol. This page includes the blood compact site, the Church of Immaculate Conception, and various other things that was part of a Bohol tour offered by the Panglao Island Nature Resort. This is from our trip to the Philippines in January 2005. Click on a picture to receive a larger, higher quality version. Enjoy -- Jim

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This is a monument in Bool, Bohol remembering the 1565 blood compact the Spanish Leagspi and the native Sikatuna, sealing a bond of friendship. They dripped their blood into wine and emptied the cup together.
This was a convenient site for the memorial, the compact actually took place a couple miles away from here.

In between Bool and Baclayon.
It is supposed to be good luck to honk at this tree while passing it.
An old Spanish-style house, one of the few remaining.
The sign expressed the desire for the building to be preserved. I think it is threatened by a widened roadway.

The Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, Bohol. Built in 1596, it is reportedly the second oldest stone church in the Philippines.
The church was made of coral that was mined from nearby waters.
Inside the church. This is the front of the church and a guide is describing the church and its history.
The back of the church.
The painted roof of the church in the alter area. "Concebida" and "Ave Maria".
"Ave Maria"
A model of the church and grounds. The church itself is cross shaped, but was built onto are connected. A nice museum is located upstairs in the other part of the building (no photos allowed).

In between Baclayon and the Chocolate Hills.
Locals making roofing material out of palms.
The local version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Next page: Bohol: Chocolate Hills, Loboc River tour, Tarsiers, or back to Bohol: airport and Panglao Island Nature Resort

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31 December 2005
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