Tangub Bucket List: 12 Best Places to Visit in Tangub City
Visiting the beautiful city of Tangub should definitely be on your bucket list. This humble city, a part of Misamis Occidental, only has a population of fewer than 100,000 people! Yup, it may be a small city with little population but don’t underestimate the things it can offer.
Tangub City is coined as the “Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines” because the locals are known to prepare grand activities and Christmas decorations in preparation for the lovely tourists that will visit them during the holiday season! Moreover, the city is also rich in breathtaking tourist attractions that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. From Tangub City’s natural wonders, delicious cuisine, fun and engaging festivals, you’ll surely have one of the best vacations you ever had right here in this lovely city.
So, what are you waiting for? In this article, we’re gonna talk about the 12 Best Things to do in Tangub City!
Visit the Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Adventure Park
First on the list is probably one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tagum City. Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Adventure Park is a crowd favorite because of many reasons. The scenery, the place, the food, the people, but most importantly, the adrenaline rush activities the park is offering!
Yes, unleash the daredevil within you as you try their famous Sky-Line Zipline, which is considered the longest in Asia with a total length of 2.35 kilometers!
Experience the Dalit Festival
Next up is another memorable activity which is the famous Dalit Festival. This annual festival is held every 28th of February in celebration of the anniversary of the city.
During the festival, expect to witness grand programs and aesthetically pleasing costumes worn by participants during the “Mananita” or serenade. This festival is also held as a symbol of gratitude to God for all the bountiful blessings, peace, and success.
Hike on Top of the Memorial Hill
Another popular thing to do is climbing atop the famous Memorial Hill. This place is a crowd favorite not only because of its breathtaking scenery but also because of its historical significance. Memorial Hill is a small hill located inside a prison reservation compound established during World War II.
One of the iconic spots on the hill is a vintage Japanese Canon, where you can take a picture while glancing at an amazing view of nature.
Participate in the Harvest Festival
Yup! Another thing to look forward to is participating in Tangub City’s Harvest Festival! This celebration was created to promote the agri-tourism program of the city.
With that being said, expect to score tons of fresh produce and delicious delicacies being sold by the locals! There will also be concerts and night markets during the festival, so buckle up for a great night!
Have a 360-Degree View of the Panguil Bay at Belvedere
Ah, Tangub City is blessed with several natural wonders such as the Panguil Bay and tons of pristine forests and mountains. Well, worry no more because by visiting Belvedere, you’ll get to have an exclusive 360-degree view of everything the city has to offer. And one of those things is no other than the Panguil Bay itself and its equally astonishing architectural masterpiece, the Panguil Bay Bridge.
Oh, you might be wondering, “what’s up with the name?”. Well, it is said that the name originated from two Italian words, bel, and vedere, which means “beautiful” and “to view.” And my oh my, it is indeed a beautiful view.
Participate at the Christmas Symbols Festival
Of course, it would be a shame not to experience the best thing that the city has to offer, right? Yup, Tangub City is hailed as the “Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines” for a reason, and you should know why by participating in their annual Christmas Symbols Festival.
Ready your cameras because this is considered one of the most colorful festivals in the country, which also offers tons of exciting programs and activities for everyone in attendance.
Tour Around the Freedom Park
Another perfect way to explore and appreciate the beauty of Tangub City is by touring around Freedom Park.
This place is about 40 hectares so feel free to have picnics, discover artworks, meet beautiful people, and discover hidden gems like restaurants, cafes, shops, and many more!
Walk Along the Panguil Bay Bridge
Oh yes. Personally, this is one of the most exciting things to look forward to, given that I’m mesmerized by beautiful works of architecture and engineering. Indeed, the famous Panguil Bay Bridge is an architectural wonder situated right at the center of a natural wonder.
This 3.17 kilometer long bridge aims to connect Tangub City of Misamis Occidental and Tubod City of Lanao Del Norte. Although it is not finished, the government expects it to be completed by this year, 2021.
Visit the Gardens of the World
Ah, this tourist attraction is already worth visiting because of its name alone. Gardens of the World is an up and coming project in Tangub City that aims to rake in thousands of theorists as they become mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery offered by the place considered to be “the only world-class garden in the Philippines,” and it’s located within the famous Mt. Malindang Mountain Range National Park. Yup!
It also has several excellent structures planned, but the most exciting one is the Gardens of the World Reception Building, which is about 1,100 meters above sea level!
Participate at the Sobremesa Summer Fair Festival
One of the best times to visit Tangub City is during the summer, specifically on the 2nd week of April until the end of May because that’s when the Sobremesa Summer Fair Festival is held.
That’s right, expect to enjoy several summer exciting activities, bountiful trade centers, and tons of yummy delicacies offered around! The festival also coincides with the religious event Santacruzan, so don’t miss out!
Hike the Mount Malindang Range Natural Park
The next one is another attraction perfect for adventurous tourists! Yes, Mount Malindang Range Natural Park is popular for everyone who wants to have an exciting encounter with nature. The park covers almost 34,000 hectares which straddles within three (3) different provinces in Mindanao.
Oh, this park is also a haven for mountain climbing enthusiasts because you’ll get to climb seven (7) major peaks of the country, such as, of course, Mt. Malindang and Mt. Ampiro.
Drop by Sinanduloy Cultural Center
Finally, one of the perfect and most important things to do when visiting a nice city is learning more about its rich culture and history. And by visiting Sinanduloy Cultural Center, you’ll be doing exactly that!
This establishment is dedicated to all the talented youths of Tangub City who will be the ones to further develop and enhance the wonderful culture and tradition of the city. What a nice and pure intention behind the beautiful structure, right?
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